Florida DUI Penalties

Readers, a heads up: A special series of reports focusing on Southwest Florida’s traffic issues is being brought to you by The News-Press and Naples Daily News. We dubbed this initiative “Traffic Week”, featuring a variety of news stories, images, and videos along with crucial advice on road rules.

What are Florida’s DUI penalties?

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ website provides some insights:

For any DUI conviction, expect a minimum revocation of your driver’s license for 180 days. Refusing a mandatory road test will result in an automatic suspension of your license for a year. DUI fines may range from $500 to $5000, along with compulsory DUI school education. The penalties could include an ignition interlock device, community service, probation, or jail time. For 75 years, a DUI conviction must remain on your record.

So, what are the five signs of impairment?

Those under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving might show:

Delayed reaction times
Diminished short-term memory functions
Reduced hand-eye coordination
Impaired concentration
Trouble judging time and distance.

Read more – Source