DUI FAQs - Aaron Delgado & Associates


by Aaron Delgado
10/18/18 (Updated: 07/18/22)
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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.

Out of 325 DUI cases, 292 (90%) were reduced from a DUI to a less serious offense or had their charges dismissed!

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 an experienced 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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