traffic-duiIt’s common to hear the terms “driving under the influence” (D.U.I.) or “driving while intoxicated” (D.W.I.) in the nightly news or televised commercials. More likely, these terms are associated with “arrested” or “accident,” resulting in criminal charges. By law, a person driving with an alcohol level at .08% or above may be charged a fine, license suspension, and even jail time. However, the penalties for D.U.I. arrests differ for multiple offenders and first time offenders.

First-time offenders: The following penalties could be charged to first time offenders:

  • A minimum fine of $250.
  • A minimum of 6 months in prison.
  • Driver’s license being suspended.
  • A serving community for 50 hours.
  • Impounding the vehicle for ten days.
  • Enhancing auto insurance three times than usual.

Repetitive Offenders: The following penalties apply to offenders with more than one offence:

  • A prison term of up to nine months.
  • A minimum fine of $1000.
  • Impoundment of the vehicle for up to 30 days.
  • Suspending license for a minimum of 5 years.


Suarez & Montero’s efficient team deliver according to the client’s needs. If you would like a consultation with our team regarding your case, contact us at 305-631-1911 (Miami) or 954-704-8123 (Broward) or send us an e-mail. Rest assured that Suarez & Montero will deliver for you.