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If you are charged with DUI in Seminole County, your vehicle can be impounded by the police. This presents, at the very least, an inconvenience for you and your family who may rely on the vehicle and can rise to the level of a hardship. An experienced Seminole County DUI attorney may, under certain circumstances, be able to help you attain a waiver of the impound requirement.

The vehicle you were driving or another vehicle that is registered in your name may be ordered to be impounded or immobilized following an arrest for driving under the influence. This should not run concurrent with any jail or prison sentence, so it is advisable to wait until after the completion of any sentence before making arrangements for impoundment.

The length of impoundment varies according to how many DUI offenses you have had:
  • First time DUI offense: Vehicle impounded for 10 days
  • Second DUI within 5 years: Vehicle impounded for 30 days
  • Third DUI within 10 years: Vehicle impounded for minimum 90 days
The order for impoundment can be fulfilled by delivering the vehicle to a municipal impound lot or using an approved private company to impound or immobilize the vehicle elsewhere. The driver who received the DUI charge generally doesn't need to be present. Failure to obey the impoundment order (by the driver or owner) can result in a violation of the driver's probation.

Note that the vehicle can be ordered to be impounded even if the person charged with the DUI is not the registered owner. Waivers can be obtained by the owner if he can show that the car was stolen or that he purchased the vehicle after the offense (and not as a means for the offender to avoid impoundment). It may also be possible to obtain an impoundment waiver if the vehicle is the sole transportation for the family of the owner.


If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Seminole County, it is important that you consult with an experienced DUI lawyer. Skilled legal representation can help you navigate the legal system and devise an effective defense strategy to help you have charges reduced or dropped, minimize penalties, and protect your rights and freedom.

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