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Penalties For a third dui in florida

If you have been arrested for a third DUI in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County (or any surrounding area including Manatee County, Sarasota County, Pasco County, Hillsborough County or Polk County), then contact an experienced DUI defense attorney at the Morris Law Firm, P.A..

The minimum mandatory punishments that you will face for a third DUI conviction depend on whether the third DUI arrest is counted as being “within 10 years of a prior conviction” or “outside of 10 years of a prior conviction.”

Third (3rd) DUI Penalties and Punishments Under Florida Law

Reinstating Your Florida Driver’s License After a Third DUI Conviction

If you are convicted of third DUI in the State of Florida, including St. Petersburg or Clearwater in Pinellas County, the court must impose a driver’s license revocation. For a third DUI offense not within 10 years of a second conviction then the revocation will last from 6 months to 12 months unless the last of the two convictions occurred within 5 years. If the last two DUI convictions occurred within 5 years then the five-year revocation will apply. During the revocation period, the driver is not eligible for any type of hardship driver’s license under Florida law.

If the third DUI offense occurs within 10 years of a second conviction, then a ten (10) year revocation will apply. At least two years of the revocation period must be served before the driver can apply for a hardship driver’s license in the Florida Administrative Review Office. Before applying for a hardship license, you must complete DUI school and any recommended treatment. Other requirements apply.

Contact The Morris Law Firm, P.A. After Your Arrest for a Third DUI

The Morris Law Firm, P.A. understands the direct and indirect consequences that can occur after a DUI arrest. For many people facing a third DUI, the perspective of a ten-year driver’s license revocation is unimaginable.

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When the states are high, contact an experienced Pinellas County DUI defense attorney for any third DUI case in Clearwater, Florida, or the surrounding areas including Bradenton in Manatee County, Sarasota in Sarasota County, Tampa in Hillsborough County, Dade City or New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida.

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