316.193.1 4, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OVER 0.15), DUI Over .015, Tampa DUI Lawyer, TRAF1009

TRAF1009 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OVER 0.15)

316.193.1 4, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OVER 0.15), DUI Over .015, Tampa DUI Lawyer, TRAF1009,
DUI Over .015

What is TRAF1009?


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Clerk of Court, and the State Attorney use charge codes to describe the allegations in a criminal case. In this case, the charge means a misdemeanor DUI with an alleged Blood Alcohol / Breath test result over .15. This charge results in double the penalties and a mandatory Interlock, if convicted.

Form Code: TRAF1009


Florida Statute: 316.193.1 4
Level: Misd (Misdemeanor)
Degree: 1st

Description: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OVER 0.15)

TRAF1009 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (OVER 0.15) is often charged in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Title XXIII MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 316 STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL


316.193 Driving under the influence; penalties.

(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:

(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;

(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or

(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), subsection (3), or subsection (4), any person who is convicted of a violation of subsection (1) shall be punished:
    
1. By a fine of:
       
 a. Not less than $500 or more than $1,000 for a first conviction.
        
b. Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000 for a second conviction; and
    
2. By imprisonment for:
        
a. Not more than 6 months for a first conviction.
        
b. Not more than 9 months for a second conviction.
    
3. For a second conviction, by mandatory placement for a period of at least 1 year, at the convicted person’s sole expense, of an ignition interlock device approved by the department in accordance with s. 316.1938 upon all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the convicted person, when the convicted person qualifies for a permanent or restricted license. The installation of such device may not occur before July 1, 2003.

(b) 1. Any person who is convicted of a third violation of this section for an offense that occurs within 10 years after a prior conviction for a violation of this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. In addition, the court shall order the mandatory placement for a period of not less than 2 years, at the convicted person’s sole expense, of an ignition interlock device approved by the department in accordance with s. 316.1938 upon all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the convicted person, when the convicted person qualifies for a permanent or restricted license. The installation of such device may not occur before July 1, 2003.
    
2. Any person who is convicted of a third violation of this section for an offense that occurs more than 10 years after the date of a prior conviction for a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000 and by imprisonment for not more than 12 months. In addition, the court shall order the mandatory placement for a period of at least 2 years, at the convicted person’s sole expense, of an ignition interlock device approved by the department in accordance with s. 316.1938 upon all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the convicted person, when the convicted person qualifies for a permanent or restricted license. The installation of such device may not occur before July 1, 2003.
    
3. Any person who is convicted of a fourth or subsequent violation of this section, regardless of when any prior conviction for a violation of this section occurred, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. However, the fine imposed for such fourth or subsequent violation may be not less than $2,000.

(3) Any person:

(a) Who is in violation of subsection (1);

(b) Who operates a vehicle; and

(c) Who, by reason of such operation, causes or contributes to causing:
    
1. Damage to the property or person of another commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
    
2. Serious bodily injury to another, as defined in s. 316.1933, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
    
3. The death of any human being or unborn quick child commits DUI manslaughter, and commits:
        
a. A felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
        
b. A felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, if:
            
(I) At the time of the crash, the person knew, or should have known, that the crash occurred; and
            
(II) The person failed to give information and render aid as required by s. 316.062.

For purposes of this subsection, the definition of the term “unborn quick child” shall be determined in accordance with the definition of viable fetus as set forth in s. 782.071.

A person who is convicted of DUI manslaughter shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 4 years.

(4) Any person who is convicted of a violation of subsection (1) and who has a blood-alcohol level or breath-alcohol level of 0.15 or higher, or any person who is convicted of a violation of subsection (1) and who at the time of the offense was accompanied in the vehicle by a person under the age of 18 years, shall be punished:
    
(a) By a fine of:
        
1. Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000 for a first conviction.
        
2. Not less than $2,000 or more than $4,000 for a second conviction.
        
3. Not less than $4,000 for a third or subsequent conviction.

(b) By imprisonment for:
    
1. Not more than 9 months for a first conviction.
    
2. Not more than 12 months for a second conviction.

For the purposes of this subsection, only the instant offense is required to be a violation of subsection (1) by a person who has a blood-alcohol level or breath-alcohol level of 0.15 or higher.

(c) In addition to the penalties in paragraphs (a) and (b), the court shall order the mandatory placement, at the convicted person’s sole expense, of an ignition interlock device approved by the department in accordance with s. 316.1938 upon all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the convicted person for not less than 6 continuous months for the first offense and for not less than 2 continuous years for a second offense, when the convicted person qualifies for a permanent or restricted license.