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Driving under the influence

Penalties Include:

1. By a fine of:

  1.  Not less than $500 or more than $1,000 for a first conviction.
  2.  Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000 for a second conviction; and

2. By imprisonment for:

  1.  Not more than 6 months for a first conviction.
  2.  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.

4.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

5. 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.

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.

6. 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:
  4.  Not more than 9 months for a first conviction.
  5.  Not more than 12 months for a second conviction.