After an initial offense, the penalties become much stiffer for subsequent offenses. If you are convicted of a second DUI within five years, you may face fines ranging from $500 to $2,500 in addition to a 30 day minimum jail sentence. There is a 20 day mandatory minimum sentence, with the maximum sentence of one year in jail. You may also get your license suspended for three years. If your blood alcohol content is .15, you will face an additional 10 days mandatory minimum sentence. If your BAC is .20, you will receive an additional 20 days mandatory minimum. Your license can be suspended for three years and you may not get a restricted license for at least a year. You also must have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle. If you receive a mandatory minimum sentence, that means you MUST serve all of the mandatory days and they can not be reduced based on good behavior.
If you face a second DUI or DWI in 10 years, you face a fine between $500 and $2500, a 30 day minimum jail sentence, with at least 10 days a mandatory minimum term and a possible license suspension for up to a year. You also face an additional 10 days mandatory minimum if your BAC exceeds .15 and an additional 20 days mandatory minimum if it excess .20. You may be eligible for a restricted license, but only after at least a four-month suspension. If you receive a restricted license, you will be required to have the ignition interlock installed in your vehicle.
If you are facing DUI or DWI charges, it is imperative you retain the best possible attorneys to fight for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates today and find out how we can assist you.