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DUI minimum mandatory penalties


Ft. Lauderdale DUI Attorney Adam Harmelin

If you are convicted of DUI in the state of Florida, the legislature has enacted specific minimum mandatory penalties. These penalties increase if you are convicted of a 2nd or subsequent DUI offense. However, for a 1st offense DUI conviction, you are facing fines, court costs, probation, driver license revocation, DUI school (including evaluation and possible follow-up treatment) and a 10-day vehicle immobilization. In addition to these mandatory court penalties, a DUI conviction may result in higher insurance costs, jail time, AA meetings, vehicle interlock devices and/or deportation if you are not a U.S. citizen.

Florida Penalties for DUI First Conviction

  • Fine - $250 to $500
  • Community Service - 50 Hours
  • Probation - Not more than 1 Year
  • Imprisonment - Not more than 6 Months
  • Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher with a minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months
  • License Revocation - Minimum of 180 days
  • DUI School - 12 Hours
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What do I do If I have been arrested for DUI?

Most people are not prepared for that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see a police cruiser behind you with its lights on. DUI is a serious offense in the State of Florida.

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10-day rule for drivers license

An individual arrested for DUI has 10 days from the date of the arrest to drive legally before their driver license is suspended by the department of highway safety and motor vehicles (hereinafter DHSMV).

What should I expect when pulled over while intoxicated?

If you are ever stopped by a police officer for DUI there are some guidelines you should follow. Politeness always goes a long way if you are stopped.

Did You Know?

You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a formal review to try and get your license back.


I always listed my cellular telephone on my business card and website.
The reason is simple. Accessibility to your attorney is important! I am available to speak with my clients during business hours, nights, weekends and holidays. Call now to speak directly to attorney Adam Harmelin.

South Florida DUI Defense Lawyer

Choose Harmelin Law - (954) 294-9372

Criminal Attorney Adam Harmelin has 20 years of experience as DUI attorney. Attorney Harmelin and his legal team can provide the aggressive DUI defense representation you need and deserve to challenge your charges in South Florida.

Contact Attorney Adam Harmelin, P.A. 24/7 to learn how we can fight for you and request your risk-free consultation!

Aggressive DUI Defense from Attorney Adam Harmelin

We have experience with virtually every type of DUI and criminal offense a person may be accused of, in State, Federal or Juvenile Court. Request a RISK-FREE Consultation. Our Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney can help if you've been charged with a felony or misdemeanor.

The Office of Harmelin Law, P.A. is conveniently located at:

116 Southeast 6th Court
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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