What Are the Costs of a DUI in Orlando & Central Florida?

      What Are the Costs of a DUI in Orlando & Central Florida?

       

      HIDDEN COSTS OF A DUI

       

       Cost 
      Towing Costs$100-300+ Extra fees for every extra day.  Note that many
      Attorney’s Fees (if private

      attorney retained)

      $2,500 to over 6,000Does not include court costs, fines, court reporter,

      subpoenas, depositions etc.

      Bail Bond$100-3000 It’s usually $100-200 for first time DUIs
      DUI Class- 1st Time Offender

      2nd Time Offender

      $264

      $395

       
      Hardship License-

      1st Suspension- by DHSMV

      2nd Suspension- by judge, if

      convicted

       

      $223

      $223

      DMV  hardship license
      Ignition Interlock Device on all vehicles owned or co- owned by the defendant$170

      + $67.50 (monthly)

      $170 installation fee- “Enhanced DUI”

      1st Time Offender- 6 months = $575

      2nd Time Offender- 2 years = $1,790

      Vehicle immobilization or impoundment for 10 days

      10 days for each vehicle

      $100-$150 or moreSimple DUI
      Insurance Hikes

      FR-44 Form required for 3 years

      Expect premiums to

      triple or quadruple

      Florida Automobile auto Insurance Liability coverage is $100,000 per person, $300,000 total per accident, and $50,000 property damage
      Substance Abuse Evaluation

      and Treatment

      VariesCost will depend on the result of evaluation and

      recommended treatment

      Community Service Hours50 hours

      MINIMUM

       
      Court Costs  of & Costs of Prosecution

      Court Costs

      $500 
      Monthly Costs of Probation Supervision Fees$50 monthly 
      DUI Fines$500-2000 
      Intake/Drug Tests$20 & 17 respectively First time min is $500, $1,000 if BAC>.015, crash.  Typically only minimum is imposed
      RestitutionVariesIf you are found guilty and you caused a crash, you may be forced to pay restituion to any alleged victims.

       

       

      OTHER COSTS OF A DUI IN FLORIDA

       

      Transportation- With a suspended license, you will either need to utilize some form of public transportation, including an Uber/Lyft/Taxi/Bus or have a loved one or friend drive you around.

       

      Diminished Future Job Opportunity/Graduate School- Having a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record can result in a loss of job future job opportunties.

       

      Collateral Consequences for Students and Non-US Citizens

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