PENALTIES SPECIFICALLY WILL VARY BY COUNTY

DUI penalties will depend of multiple facts, i.e., whether or not it is your first DUI, whether there were property damage or injuries involved, whether or not you have experienced legal representation, etc.

CONVICTION OF DRUNK DRIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME STATUTORILY CAN CARRY POTENTIAL PENALTIES OF:

  • informal or summary probation for three to five years;
  • up to six months in county jail;
  • fines in that could amount from $390 to $1,000.00;
  • three to nine month court-approved alcohol and/or drunk education program; and
  • six to ten month driver’s license suspension.

A SECOND DRUNK DRIVING CONDITION CAN CARRY POTENTIAL PENALTIES OF:

  • informal or summary probation for three to five years,
  • a minimum of 96 hours (4 days) to a maximum of 1 year in a county jail;
  • fines in that could amount from $390 to $1,000.00;
  • an 18-month or 30-month court-approved alcohol and/or drunk education program;
  • up to two-year driver’s license suspension.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF A FELONY DUI VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION AND CAN INCLUDE:

  • 1 to 3 years in a state prison,
  • mandated court-approved alcohol and/or drunk education program,
  • court fines and penalties,
  • restitution penalties to the injured party,
  • 4 to 10 years of driver’s license suspension.

Referring to the fines specifically, while the fines by statute can go up to $1,000.00 but convicted drivers can generally count on an additional penalty assessment fee that’s 3 times that number. Towing fees, treatment fees, court costs, restitution fund fee, it all adds up.

Another important factor is legal representation. Having experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel by your side is critical, it can reduce sentence with respect to time, penalties and suspension of your license. To protect your rights and improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome for your case, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced DUI defense attorney.

To protect your rights and improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome for your case, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced DUI attorney in Sacramento CA.

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