If you have no prior OUI/DWI/DUI's in any state in the last ten years, you are considered a first offender. A first offense OUI with no aggravating circumstances carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 150 days license suspension and a $500 fine. The first 100 days of that suspension are without a work-only license. If you complete the alcohol program (DEEP) you can get your license back after 30 days if you put an ignition interlock device on your car for 120 days. If you have aggravating circumstances such as an alcohol level of .15% or above, a passenger under 21 years of age, excessive speeding (30+ mph over the limit) or an accident, there is a mandatory two-day jail sentence. If you refuse to take a breath or blood test the mandatory minimum sentence is four days in jail and a $600 fine. All fines have substantial surcharges of 20% plus additional fees. Some judges routinely exceed these minimum sentences.

A second offense within ten years carries a minimum seven-day jail sentence (twelve days for a refusal), a $700 fine ($900 for refusal), a three-year license suspension without a work-only license, and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle. The three year suspension may be shortened to nine months if the person installs an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for two years. This IID provision applies only to offenses occurring after August 31, 2008, and does not affect an 18-month suspension imposed for offenses before that date.

A third offense within ten years is a Class C felony. It carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $5,000.00 fine and one year of probation. There is a minimum thirty-day jail sentence (forty days for a refusal), a $1,100 fine ($1,400 for refusal), a six-year license suspension without a work-only license and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle. The six-year suspension may be shortened to three years if the person installs an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for three years. This IID provision applies only to offenses occurring after August 31, 2008, and does not affect a four-year suspension imposed for offenses before that date.

A fourth or subsequent offense within ten years, is a Class C felony. It carries a possible 5-year maximum sentence, a minimum jail term of six months (six months and twenty days for a refusal), a minimum fine of $2,100 ($2,500 for a refusal), n eight-year license suspension without a work-only license and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle. The driver must install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for four years after the suspension has run.

An OUI with accident and serious injury with a serious injury is a Class C felony. It carries a possible 5-year maximum sentence, a minimum jail term of six months (six months and twenty days for a refusal), a minimum fine of $2,100 ($2,500 for a refusal), a six-year license suspension without a work-only license, and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle. For offenses occurring after August 31, 2008, the driver must install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for four years after the suspension has run. This IID provision applies only to offenses occurring after August 31, 2008, and does not affect suspension imposed for offenses before that date.

An OUI with accident and death is a Class B felony. It carries a possible 10-year maximum sentence, a minimum jail term of six months, a fine of not less than $ 2,100, a ten-year license suspension without a work-only license, and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle.

An OUI with prior OUI felony is a Class B felony. It carries a possible 10-year maximum sentence, a minimum jail term of six months, a fine of not less than $ 2,100, a ten-year license suspension without a work-only license, and a suspension of the right to register a vehicle.