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Criminal Penalties and Sentencing

Criminal Penalties: Classification of felonies and misdemeanors – and applicable penalties

Misdemeanor – Second Degree:

  1. Up to 60 days in jail
  2. Up to 6 months of probation
  3. Up to a $500 fine

Misdemeanor – First Degree:

  1. Up to 1 year in jail
  2. Up to 1 year of probation
  3. Up to a $1,000 fine

Felony – Third Degree:

  1. Up to 5 years in prison
  2. Up to 5 years of probation
  3. Up to a $5,000 fine

Felony – Second Degree:

  1. Up to 15 years in prison
  2. Up to 15 years of probation
  3. Up to a $10,000 fine

Felony – First Degree:

  1. Up to 30 years in prison
  2. Up to 30 years of probation
  3. Up to a $10,000 fine

Felony punishable life:

  1. Up to life imprisonment
  2. Up to probation for life
  3. Up to a $15,000 fine

Capital Felony:

  1. Punishable by death or life in prison

If you are adjudicated guilty of a possession of a controlled substance the State of Florida automatically suspends your drivers license for one year.

The penalties upon conviction of a first-time DUI offense include:

  1. Drivers License Suspension for 6 months – 1 year
  2. Mandatory Court Cost
  3. A fine of $500 – $1000
  4. Probation
  5. DUI School
  6. Vehicle Impoundment