What are the penalties for a first offense DUI conviction in Florida?
Answer: That also varies, depending on what your breath test was. If your breath test is below a .15, usually the standard sanctions are: the DUI school; depending on your jurisdiction a victim impact panel; a minimum of 50 community service hours; a 10-day impound on your vehicle; a $500 fine; and a six-month license suspension. Also, there could be court costs and costs of prosecution also included in your sentence. If you blow over a .15, there is an additional term called the ignition interlock device. If convicted, you’ll have to place this on your vehicle for a period of a minimum of six months in order to get a hardship license. So, the penalties for a DUI can vary greatly depending on the number of DUIs you have, what your breath test was, whether there was an accident or anybody under the age of 18 in the vehicle. I speak generally in terms of first offenses to give you the minimum sanctions required by statute.