Under Florida law, a fourth (4th) DUI can be charged as a third-degree felony which is punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison. Perhaps the most serious consequence of a fourth DUI conviction is that a fourth DUI in Florida results in a permanent revocation of your driver's license.
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Attorney for a Fourth DUI in Tampa, FL
If you have been charged with the felony offense of a fourth or subsequent DUI, then it is important to contact an experienced Tampa DUI Attorney as early in your case as possible. We can help you learn more about the charges pending against you and ways to avoid the typical penalties imposed in these cases.
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Punishments for a Fourth DUI in Florida
Pursuant to Florida Statute 316.193(2) any felony conviction for a Fourth or Subsequent DUI can be charged with a felony in the third degree which is punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to five years in Florida State Prison.
A fourth DUI has a Level 6 severity ranking under Florida's Criminal Punishment Code. The other penalties commonly imposed for a fourth (4th) DUI include:
- up to five (5) years of probation;
- a permanent driver's license revocation with no possibility of hardship reinstatement for at least five (5) years;
- a minimum fine of:
- not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000; or
- if BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $4,000;
- completion of community service hours;
- completion of level II DUI school and any recommended follow up treatment; and
- completion of a psychosocial evaluation and additional substance abuse treatment.
For a fourth (4th) conviction, regardless of when prior convictions occurred, the court must impose a mandatory permanent revocation. The defendant may be eligible for hardship reinstatement after five years. If the defendant is incarcerated, then the the revocation period begins upon date of release from incarceration.
Contact a criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm to discuss any DUI in Tampa, FL. At the Sammis Law Firm, our attorneys provide free consultations for anyone charged with a Felony DUI charged as a fourth or subsequent offense under Florida law.
This article was last updated on June 1, 2018.