Florida’s Statute of Limitations for DUI

The statute of limitations acts as a time limit in which the case must be commenced after the offense occurs. If the prosecutor attempts to “commence” the prosecution after the statute of limitations has run, then the prosecution is barred.

When the time is up, the criminal defense attorney will file a motion to dismiss the charges before trial because of the statute of limitations.

If the court denies the motion, then the criminal defense attorney can file a “writ of prohibition” in the district court of appeals.

The statute of limitations for a DUI case depends on the way the crime is charged including:

Attorney on the Statute of Limitations for DUI in Florida

If you were arrested for DUI and concerned about how the statute of limitations might impact your case, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Sammis Law Firm.

Our main office is in downtown Tampa, FL. We have a second office in New Port Richey, FL, directly across from the courthouse at the West Pasco Judicial Center.

We fight cases throughout the greater Tampa Bay area including Tampa and Plant City in Hillsborough County, New Port Richey and Dade City in Pasco County, Brooksville in Hernando County, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, and Bartow and Winter Haven in Polk County, FL.

Call (813) 250-0500.

This article was last updated on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.