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Fourth DUI Conviction:

Not less than a $2,000 fine;
Incarceration for not more than 5 years;
Up to 5 years’ probation as an Habitual/Violent offender, with possible incarceration;
Mandatory permanent revocation of the violator’s driver’s license.

Third DUI Conviction:

Administrative Per Se driver’s license suspension at time of arrest;
Not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000 fine;
Not less than a $4,000 fine if there is a 0.15 or higher BAC or minors in the vehicle at time of the violation;
Incarceration for up to 12 months;
Revocation of the violators driving privilege for a minimum 180 days; a third conviction within 10 years after the first conviction results in a 10-year revocation;
1 year probation
Vehicle impoundment for 90 days, if third conviction is within 5 years of the second conviction;
Installation of a vehicle ignition interlock device installed at owners expense and placed on all vehicles used by the violator for a period of at least 2 continuous years;
Alcohol and drug evaluation;
Mandatory DUI school;
A third DUI conviction is considered a felony of the third degree, a third DUI past 10 years will be punished as if it were a first-time DUI conviction.

First  DUI Conviction:

Administrative Per Se driver’s license suspension at time of arrest;
Not less than $500 or more than $1,000 fine;
Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000 fine if violator had a .15 or higher BAC or if at the time of the violation there were any individuals under the age of 18 in the vehicle;
Incarceration for not more than 6 months;
Incarceration for not more than 9 months if there was a .15 or higher BAC or a minor(s) was in the vehicle at the time of the violation;
Revocation of the violators driving privilege for 180 days to 1 year from the conviction date;
One year of probation;
Ten days of vehicle impoundment;
Driver may apply for a hardship driver’s license;
Alcohol/drug evaluation;
Mandatory DUI School;
Mandatory fifty hours of community service, or an additional fine of $10 for each hour of required community service;Installation of a vehicle interlock device.


Second DUI Conviction:

Administrative Per Se driver’s license suspension at time of arrest;
$1,000 to $2,000 fine;
$2,000 to $4,000 fine if there is a 0.15 or higher BAC or minors in the vehicle at the time of the violation;
Incarceration of not more than 9 months (up to 9 months if a second conviction within 5 years of the first); up to 12 months if the BAC was 0.15 or more or there were minor(s) in the vehicle at the time of the violation;
Revocation of the violators driving privilege for a minimum 180 days; a second conviction within 5 years of the first results in a 5-year revocation;
One year probation;
Vehicle impoundment for 30 days, if the second conviction is within 3 years of the first conviction;
Community service, as determined by the court;
Installation of a vehicle ignition interlock device installed at owners expense and placed on all vehicles used by the violator for a period of at least 1 continuous year;
Alcohol and drug evaluation;
Mandatory DUI school;A second DUI past 5 years will be punished as if it were a first-time DUI conviction.

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