Residents of central Florida sometimes ask DUI lawyers what will happen if you're arrested for a third DUI. You can face penalties up to prison, five years in prison in some cases, and a $5,000 dollar fine. There are ways to defend yourself in these type of cases. In many cases, even when you're arrested for a third DUI, the statement that I have prior certified convictions of your other two DUIs, which you're arrested on, is important because if the state can't prove that you've been previously convicted of those other two DUIs, it's possible that third DUI can be reduced in many cases to a misdemeanor.

In some cases, if the third DUI is outside of 10 years and the state charges that as a felony, a defense lawyer can get in there and battle for you and get that charge reduced to a misdemeanor, because third DUIs are usually within 10 years in the state of Florida. There are always issues that can occur in a DUI case. From the time your officer pulled you over and asked you to get out of the car, to the test that they gave to you at roadside and, of course, the breath test, or your refusal to the breath test, or any other issues that may come up as a result of your arrest for that third DUI.

All hope is not lost when you get arrested for a third DUI in Florida. What is important is that you get an advocate that is willing to fight for you. If you're afraid that you may go down without a fight because you pled to your first two DUIs without the benefit of a lawyer, or a public defender, and you felt they didn't do their job, you should look into getting a private attorney. An attorney is there to examine all of those issues and see if they can get that DUI, even a third one, possibly reduced to a reckless driving or, in some cases, a misdemeanor.

Even if it is your third DUI offense and you may be overwhelmed with what that means, a DUI lawyer with The Umansky Law Firm has handled third DUIs and even fourth and beyond.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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