Types of DUI Crimes in Tampa

Arrested for driving under the influence?

Do not assume that a DUI crime is simply a DUI. In fact, the laws surrounding drinking and driving can be endlessly complex—and not all DUI-related crimes are considered equal.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of DUI crimes, read below:

  • Aggravated DUI: In Florida, it is an “aggravated DUI” if someone is found to be driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.15 or higher. This carries harsher penalties.
  • Drugged Driving: DUI does not just mean driving under the influence of alcohol—it also includes drivers who are impaired by drugs, including illegal and legal drugs.
  • DUI Accidents: It is considered to be an even worse crime to drive while drunk and then cause an accident. If serious bodily injury was caused, penalties will be elevated.
  • DUI Manslaughter: DUI manslaughter occurs when a DUI accident results in a death. Penalties for this crime can include up to a $10,000 fine and 15 years of incarceration.
  • DUI with Property Damage: Individuals who are found guilty of causing a DUI accident resulting in property damage will face penalties that include up to 1 year in jail.
  • Felony DUI: While DUI is often considered a misdemeanor, there are certain circumstances that can lead to it becoming a felony—such as a fourth conviction.

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