WHAT'S AT RISK?

whats_at_risk_mainA DUI conviction has serious consequences. In addition to the mandatory minimum sentencing, fines, and license suspension, a DUI conviction remains on a person’s criminal history and is not eligible for restriction or expungement. A DUI conviction may have unanticipated consequences to employment, professional licenses, pilot’s license, international travel, student loans or scholarships, auto insurance, immigration, and car rentals. How a DUI conviction impacts you in your particular circumstances is definitely something you should discuss with an attorney before making a decision to give up your right to the presumption of innocence and enter a guilty plea.

FIRST CONVICTION

  • Up to a $1,000.00 fine
  • Up to 12 months in jail (No less than 24 hours in jail)
  • 40 hours of community service
  • 12 months probation
  • 1 year license suspension (Limited permit available in some cases)
  • DUI school
  • One year CDL disqualification

THIRD CONVICTION WITHIN 10 YEARS

  • High & Aggravated Misdemeanor
  • Up to a $5,000.00 fine
  • Up to 12 months in jail (No less than 15 days in jail)
  • 240 hours community service
  • Alcohol evaluation/treatment
  • 12 months of probation
  • 5 year license revocation
  • Ignition interlock device
  • 5 year loss of car tag
  • Your Photograph published in local newspaper
  • DUI school

FOURTH CONVICTION WITHIN 10 YEARS

Where all of the 4 (or more ) DUI arrest dates occurred after July 1, 2008

  • Felony
  • Fine of $5,000.00
  • 1 to 5 years in prison

SECOND CONVICTION WITH 10 YEARS

  • Up to a $1,000.00 fine
  • Up to 12 months in jail (No less than 72 hours in jail)
  • 240 hours of community service
  • Alcohol evaluation/treatment
  • 12 months of probation
  • 3 year license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device and limited permit available in some cases.
  • DUI school
  • License plate confiscation
  • Your Photograph published in local newspaper
  • Lifetime CDL disqualification

FOURTH CONVICTION WITHIN 10 YEARS

Where any of the 4 requisite DUI arrest dates occurred prior to July 1, 2008

  • High & Aggravated Misdemeanor
  • Up to a $5,000.00 fine
  • 120 days to 12 months in jail (No less than 15 days in jail)
  • 420 hours community service
  • Alcohol evaluation/treatment
  • 12 months of probation
  • 5 year license revocation
  • Ignition interlock device
  • DUI school

PENALTIES FOR DRIVERS UNDER 21

FIRST OFFENSE - 0.02% TO UNDER 0.08% BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT

  • Suspension of license for 6 months
  • 20 hours of community service
  • DUI school
  • Up to $1,000.00 Fine
  • Up to 12 months in jail

FIRST OFFENSE - 0.08% AND ABOVE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT

  • Up to 12 months in jail (No less than 24 hours in jail)
  • Suspension of license for 12 months
  • Retake driver’s test
  • 40 hours of community service
  • DUI school
  • No work permit if under 21 at time of conviction