DUI Levels and Consequences

Below is some very basic information on the various levels of DUI (driving under the influence, or more commonly “drunk driving”).  While this list does include some of the consequences of receiving a DUI it does not include the non-judicial consequences such as: ramifications for college or graduate school acceptance, higher insurance, getting hired for a job, being able to obtain certain license endorsements, or even losing a job.  So please remember, while DUI’s may have serious consequences within the judicial system, sometimes the consequences later in life are far more severe.

First offense DUI:
• Applies if test results are between .02% -.08% Breath Alcohol Concentration
• If you refuse the test, you are treated like an adult first offense
• $250 Fine
• Victim Impact
• Alcohol Safety Education Program (MASEP)
• Ninety days license suspension
• Thirty days if no breath test
• DUI may be non-adjudicated at court’s discretion

Second offense DUI:
• $500.00 Fine
• License suspended one year (reduction to six months after certified alcohol/drug program)

Third offense DUI:
• Up to $1,000.00 fine
• License suspension for two years or until age 21 (whichever is longer)
• Completion of certified alcohol/drug program

First offense DUI :
• $250-$1,000 fine and court costs
• Jail time 48 hours
• One year license suspension
• MASEP & Victim Impact Classes

Second offense DUI within 5 years:
• Fine range of $600-$1,500 and court costs
• Jail time 5 days to one year, community service of 10 days to one year
• Two years license suspension
• Vehicle impounded or immobilized for term of license suspension

Third offense DUI:
• Fine range of $2,000-$5,000
• One to five years imprisonment
• Driver’s license suspended for five years
• Vehicle seized and sold with proceeds to the state
• Felony conviction – loss of civil rights (cannot vote or own a handgun)

DUI resulting in death or disfigurement – Any person who is DUI and in a negligent manner causes the death of another or mutilates, disfigures, permanently disables or destroys the tongue, eye, lip, nose or any other limb, organ or member of another faces imprisonment in state penitentiary for a period of time of not less than five years and not to exceed twenty five years.