Ignition Interlock Laws in Florida

Florida state sealWhen you are arrested for a DUI in Florida your license can be suspended in two different ways:

  1. Administrative. This only happens if you fail or refuse a breath test. Your license will be immediately suspended or revoked, and the officer at the scene will give you a 10-day temporary driving permit. During this time you can challenge your case. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended automatically on the 11th day for 6 months
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement
SituationJailFineSuspension
1st OffenseUp to 48 hoursUp to $1,00090 days - 1 year
2nd Offense5 days - 1 year$600 - $1,500Up to 2 years
3rd and subsequent1 to 5 years$2,000 - $5,0005 years
  •  Florida ignition interlock laws may require drivers convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) to install an ignition interlock device on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.
  • Penalties are more severe if blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15% or greater, if a minor under 18 years old is a passenger in the vehicle, and if there are previous DUI convictions within 10 years
  • Attendance at DUI school is mandatory
  • Alcohol abuse evaluation/ education may be ordered

➨ Steps to Regaining Your License in Florida

Additional Resources

Ignition Interlock Program Florida
Florida Ignition Interlock Program – Frequently Asked Questions

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