Florida Arrested for Drunk Driving: DUI School and Other Facts

In Florida, arrested for drunk driving will possibly get your license revoked for anywhere from six months to several years. In addition, you may have to pay huge fees to get your license back, buy special insurance and go to DUI School. For a first-time offender, the program is fairly short, however for those who are repeat offenders or for others who have additional charges, the program increases to 21 hours, not including the one hour of evaluation and one and a half hours of registration. The cost of the school is paid by you, the defendant.

Also in Florida, arrested for drunk driving means that you could face jail time, depending on the charge or charges that you are facing as well as your previous criminal record. For a first time offender, that jail time could be about six months while for second offense, it could be much longer. If you are pulled over for drunk driving with a child in your car, you could face even more serious problems. At the very least, more jail time could be added to the drunk driving charge, however, you could face other, more serious charges as well.

In Florida, arrested for drunk driving means that you had a blood or breath alcohol limit of .08, the legal limit in the state. If you are under the age of 21 though, that limit drops to .02 and you will lose your driver’s license for a minimum of six months. In Florida, arrested for drunk driving is a very serious crime and if you are convicted, it will stay on your record for 75 years or more, which could prevent you from getting certain types of jobs or qualifying for lower car insurance rates.