DUI Penalties in Kissimmee
Get Defense From A Kissimmee DUI Attorney
If you were recently arrested for DUI, it's important not to give up hope. A
DUI conviction leads to penalties such as fines, imprisonment, and license
revocation, but as with any other criminal offense, you have a right to
a defense and you have a right to challenge your charges!
At Melendez Law Offices, P.A., our
Kissimmee DUI attorneys defend individuals faced with all types of DUI charges. Whether this is
your first offense, or if you were involved in an accident where somebody
was seriously injured, we are able to defend you! We are well-versed in
Florida's DUI laws, as well as
DUI defenses, and we can help you!
We all have rights - todos tenemos derechos.
What are the penalties for DUI?
In Florida, it's unlawful to drive when one's normal faculties
are impaired, or to drive with a blood alcohol level (BAL) of .08% or above.
First DUI Conviction
- Fines between $500 and $1,000. With a BAL of .15% or higher or minor in
the vehicle: fines ranging between $1,000 and $2,000.
- Driver's license revocation for 180 days to 1 year.
- Mandatory 50 hours of community service, or an additional fine of $10 for
each hour of community service.
- DUI school
- Probation – not more than 1 year
- Up to 6 months in prison. For BAL of .15% or higher or a minor in the vehicle:
not to exceed 9 months. Imprisonment is at the court's discretion.
Sentencing may be served in a residential alcoholism or drug abuse program,
which would be credited towards the term of imprisonment.
- Vehicle impoundment or immobilization for 10 days, unless the defendant's
family has no other transportation.
All DUI offenders must attend DUI school before hardship reinstatement.
For people who wait out their revocation period before reinstating their
license, they need to show proof of enrollment or completion to reinstate
If the individual fails to complete DUI school within 90 days of reinstatement,
their driver's license will be cancelled and the driver cannot be
relicensed until DUI school is completed.
DUI Defense in Orlando, Kissimmee & Orange County
If you've been arrested for DUI, you need and deserve a strong defense!
We urge you to contact our
Kissimmee DUI firm to arrange a
free case evaluation with one of our DUI defense attorneys. Our Spanish-speaking attorneys
will evaluate your case and carefully prepare a defense strategy on your behalf!