DUI: Don't Risk Losing Your License

DUI Penalties in Kissimmee

Get Defense From An experienced DUI Attorney

If you were recently arrested for DUI, it's important not to give up hope. A DUI conviction can lead 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!

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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 if a minor was in the vehicle: fines ranging between $1,000 and $2,000. 
  • Driver's license revocation for 180 days to 1 year.
  • Mandatory 50 hours community service, or additional fine of $10 for each community service hour.
  • DUI school
  • Probation – not more than 1 year
  • Up to 6 months in prison. For BAL of .15% or higher if a minor was 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 means of 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 their license.

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 lawyers 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!

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