Florida Second DUI Penalties
Florida imposes escalating penalties for second DUI offenses. If the DUI occurs within 5 years with a BAC below .15, fines amount to $1,518, a 12-month probation, and a mandatory 5-year license revocation. Jail time ranges from 10 days to 9 months, with a 30-day vehicle impound. Higher penalties are levied for a BAC of .15 or higher, reaching $2,558, a 10-day to 12-month jail term, and a 30-day vehicle impound. Ignition Interlock is mandatory for 1 to 2 years.
For second DUIs outside 5 years, fines and probation remain the same, but license revocation is 6 months to 1 year. Jail time is up to 9 or 12 months, with a 10-day impound. All cases involve mandatory attendance at the Multiple Offender DUI School and Alcohol Evaluation & Treatment. These penalties aim to deter repeat offenses and ensure public safety. Florida Statutes and Chapter 322 provide legal references.