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DUI WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE

 

The Law Office of Lee Meadows has over 38 years assisting people needing guidance regarding DUI with Property Damage.

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Under Florida Statute 316.193(1) and (3)(c)(1), the crime of DUI with property damage is committed in Florida when a person:

Drives a vehicle, or is found to be in actual physical control of a vehicle, within the state of Florida;

And the person is either:

  • Under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any chemical or controlled substance, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired; or

  • Has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher; or

  • Has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher.

  • and causes damage, directly or indirectly, to the property of another person.

Penalties for DUI with Property Damage

The crime of DUI with Property Damage is a First Degree Misdemeanor in Florida.

  • If convicted of DUI with Property Damage in Florida, a judge is required to impose the following penalties:

  • Up to twelve months in jail.

  • Up to twelve months of reporting probation.

  • Minimum six month driver license revocation, but up to twelve months.

  • Minimum fine of $500, but no more than $1,000.

  • Impoundment or immobilization of the vehicle used in the DUI for 10 days.

  • 50 hours of community service.

  • Completion of a 12-hour DUI Substance Abuse Course.

  • Completion of a psychosocial evaluation to determine if Substance Abuse Treatment is required.

  • Completion of any recommended substance abuse treatment.

Other Important Factors

ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR DUI WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE

  • A person convicted of a DUI with Property Damage is subject to enhanced penalties if the person either:

  • Had a breath or blood alcohol level of .15 or higher; or

  • Was accompanied by a minor at the time they were driving.

 
Breath or Blood Alcohol Level .15 or Higher

In addition to the standard penalties, a judge must impose the following enhanced penalties if a person is convicted of DUI with Property Damage with a breath or blood alcohol level of .15 or higher:

  • Minimum fine of $1,000, but no more than $2,000.

  • Mandatory placement of an ignition interlock device upon all vehicles used, owned, or routinely operated by the convicted person for not less than 6 continuous months, but up to one year.

ACCOMPANIED BY A MINOR

 

In addition to the standard penalties already required to be imposed, a judge must impose the following enhanced penalties if a person is convicted of DUI with Property Damage while accompanied by a minor:

  • Minimum fine of $1,000, but no more than $2,000.

For more information please visit:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.193.html

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