A university professor in Pennsylvania was arrested three separate times on DUI charges in a just over a week, according to an article on Foxnews.com. After the third DUI arrest, the prosecutor made a motion to revoke the professor’s bond, arguing that he was a danger to the community.
Clearly, if true, these DUI arrests indicate that this professor has some serious issues. However, I use the article to illustrate the DUI penalties in Florida for those convicted of multiple DUI’s within a certain period of time. Having a third DUI conviction within 10 years subjects a person to increased DUI penalties. For instance, a third DUI within 10 years raises the maximum potential fine from $2,500 to $5,000. There is mandatory jail time of 30 days, although more can be given. The period of license revocation is 10 years, although a person is eligible to apply for a hardship license after 2 years. Clearly, the penalties for DUI increase significantly as a person gets subsequent DUI convictions.