DUI charges are a criminal offense in Florida. This means that if you are convicted of the crime of DUI and plead guilty, you will be sentenced as a criminal defendant. Hiring a lawyer is highly recommended since there are many legal and technical arguments you need to understand, and sometimes the lawyer has subpoena witnesses and take other steps to strengthen your defense. Peter M. Dennis Law offers free initial consultations and 24/7 availability. Just call us at (239) 800-0399
Is DUI a felony in Florida?
In Florida, first and second offenses are usually misdemeanors except in cases of property damage or personal injury. Third offense can be filed as a felony, especially if it occurs within ten years. Fourth offense is always a felony.
It is typical that DUI misdemeanor sentences include fines, probation, suspension of the driver’s license, car impoundment and DUI-related treatment.