DUI conviction in Florida can result in severe consequences, such as jail
time, fines, and license suspension. However, if you get pulled over and
charged with another DUI while a DUI conviction is still active on your
criminal and driving record, the penalties will be much harsher. It is
imperative that you handle your second or subsequent DUI case with the
help of an experienced
criminal defense attorney.
Look-Back Period in Florida
The “look-back” period is the amount of time that DUI convictions
remain on your record for the purpose of determining whether a subsequent
DUI will be punished as a second or third offense.
The DUI look-back period in Florida is as follows:
- A second DUI offense must occur within five years after the first
- A third DUI offense must occur within ten years after the second
- A fourth DUI offense can result in a lifetime license suspension
As mentioned above, for second and third offenses, there is a limited period
of time in which a conviction can be included in the defendant’s
DUI history. When there are four convictions, however, the court can consider
all of them at once, no matter when they had occurred.
Let Our Daytona Beach DUI Attorneys Protect Your Rights & Future
If you are facing a repeat DUI charge, having a skilled and knowledgeable
lawyer on your side can make a positive impact. At
Law Offices of Robert Stepniak, we have obtained successful results for thousands of clients throughout
Florida. With more than 35 years of collective experience, our Daytona
Beach criminal defense attorneys possess an extensive knowledge of Florida
law to guide you through the intricacies of the criminal justice system.
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