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How DUI Lwas Could Alter the Price of Auto Insurance in Florida

DUI represents driving under the influence. This denotes a motor vehicle is being operated with .08 or more blood alcohol level or any chemical substance. A DUI driving record is maintained for 75 years and it affects in getting auto insurance in Florida.

First Conviction

The first DUI mistake does not cost you dollars alone, it also includes:

•             $250 to $500 fine. In case your blood alcohol content is .20 or more, and you were in the car with a minor, your fine ranges from $500 to $1000.

•             Mandatory 50 hours community service or extra fine of $10 for each hour.

•             Probation limiting to a year.

•             Eight hours of jail that could go to six months. This can last to nine months sentence to jail for .20 or higher blood alcohol levels.

•             Two years of jail in case you injure or kill someone.

•             10 days of vehicle impoundment.

•             Cancellation of driver license for minimum six months

Second Conviction

•             $500 to $1000 fine. A minor in the car or .20 or higher BAC the minimum fine ranges from $1000 to $2000.

•             Jail time not exceeding nine months. Driving with a minor implies jail up to 12 months. A 10 day jail is sentenced in case of a second conviction within a period of five years.

•             The second conviction within 5 years means 30 day vehicle impoundment.

•             Cancellation of driver license for minimum 6 months and for a second conviction within 5 years indicates losing license for 5 years. However, you can apply after one year for a hardship license.

Third Conviction

•             $1,000 to $2,500 fine. For third conviction within 10 years, get ready to pay $2,000 to $5,000.

•             30 days compulsory jail for third conviction within 10 years, and for over 10 years it is 12 months.

•             Third conviction indicates 90 day vehicle impoundment.

•             Cancellation of driver license for 5 years minimum

Fourth or Consequent Conviction

•             $1000 minimum fine and for .20 or higher BAC the fine is $2000.

•             5 years jail time.

•             Revoked driver license permanently and ineligibility for any hardship license.

Drivers lesser to age 21

Drivers lesser than 21 years, showing .02 BAC or higher must undergo suspension for six months. In fact, for some even one drink can take them over that limit.


Damage of property or personal injury will result in fines up to one year and $1000. In case of receiving three DUI within 10 years, it is a felony of the third degree. It is serious for causing bodily injury to others, resulting in paying fines up to $5000 and five years jail.

Killing someone while driving after consuming alcohol leads to paying a $10,000 penalty or 15 years jail. In case, it is a hit-kill and run scene, it leads to a fine of $10,000 and 30 years jail.

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