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DUI Conviction Penalties

First DUI conviction
Loss of full driving privileges for a minimum of one (1) year.
Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Maximum fine of $2,500.

Second DUI Conviction
Minimum five (5) year loss of full driving privileges for a second conviction within a twenty (20) year period.
Mandatory five (5) days in jail or thirty (30) days community service for a second conviction within a five (5) year period.
Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Maximum fine of $2,500.

Third DUI Conviction - Class 4 felony
Loss of full driving privileges for a minimum of six (6) year.
Possible imprisonment for up to three (3) years.
Maximum fine of $10,000.

Other Alcohol Offenses

Felony DUI
Class 4 felony (following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement.)
Loss of full driving privileges for a minimum of one (1) year.
Possible imprisonment for one (1) to three (3) years.
Maximum fine of $10,000.

Providing Alcohol to a Person Under Age 21
Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Subject to a maximum fine of not less than $2,500.

Illegal Transportation of an Alcoholic Beverage
Maximum fine of $1,000.
Point-assigned violation will be entered on drivers record.
Drivers license suspension for a second conviction in a 12-month period.

Knowingly Permitting a Driver Under the Influence to Operate a Vehicle
Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year.
Maximum fine of $2,500.

DUI with a minor in the vehicle
Six (6) month minimum sentence
A $1,000 fine and 200 hours of community service for individuals convicted of a Class A misdemeanor for their first conviction of DUI with a minor in the vehicle.
If bodily injury occurs as a result of the individual's impairment, they could be charged with a Class 4 felony and receive a sentence of one (1) to three (3) years imprisonment and a $2,500 fine.

Summary Suspension


First Offense
A chemical test indicating a BAC of .08 or greater results in a mandatory three-month drivers license suspension.
Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s) results in a six (6) month license suspension.

Subsequent Offenses
Refusal to submit to a chemical test(s), or test results indicating a BAC of .08 or greater, results in a mandatory twelve (12) months drivers license suspension.

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