by Aaron Delgado
10/18/18 (Updated: 07/12/19)
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Getting pulled over for suspected DUI in Florida is never a straightforward experience. Our DUI FAQs cover the most frequently asked questions about Florida DUI laws and provide additional resources to further your DUI knowledge.

Is a DUI a criminal offense?

Both First and Second Offense DUIs can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony crime depending on several factors, including property damage and the presence of a minor. For a more in-depth explanation, check out our in-depth article: Is a DUI a Criminal Offense?

If you have been convicted of a DUI, speak to a board certified lawyer about your questions today at 386.222.6677.

Florida DUI Laws

If you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, you can legally be charged with a DUI criminal offense. You can check your BAC anytime with our DUI Calculator.

Depending on your DUI history and the circumstances of your conviction, DUI consequences in Florida may include:

  • Fines
  • License Suspension
  • Vehicle Restrictions
  • Community Service
  • Probation
  • Jail Time

For more information, check out our post: Florida DUI Laws

What happens when you get a DUI?

If you are stopped for driving under the influence, you may be asked to perform a field sobriety test, have your blood alcohol content tested, be handcuffed, and arrested. Once arrested, you will face many additional burdens. It’s essential to speak to a top-rated DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

To learn more about this topic, check out our detailed article What Happens When You Get a DUI or learn the differences between DUI offense levels.

How long does a DUI stay on your record in Florida?

In the state of Florida, DUI charges can never be expunged from your criminal record. A DUI in Florida will stay on your record for 75 years. This is why it is critical to speak to a DUI lawyer as soon as possible after receiving a DUI charge.

Additional DUI Resources

Collateral Consequences of DUI - An explanation of the often overlooked consequences, outside of a courtroom sentence, that stem from a DUI conviction.

Understanding the Rights of Drivers at Florida DUI Checkpoints - Learn about the rights you have and requirements that are expected of you at any Florida DUI checkpoint.

DUI for Pilots - If a pilot is arrested for DUI, they face many collateral consequences, in addition to their actual DUI, that may be dire to their pilot's license.

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