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

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




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

attorney retained)

$2,500 to over 6,000 Does 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- 1stTime Offender

2nd Time Offender



Hardship License-

1st Suspension- by DHSMV

2nd Suspension- by judge, if





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 more Simple 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

Varies Cost will depend on the result of evaluation and

recommended treatment

Community Service Hours 50 hours


Court Costs  of & Costs of Prosecution

Court Costs

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
Restitution Varies If you are found guilty and you caused a crash, you may be forced to pay restituion to any alleged victims.





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