i received a citation for open intox-driver this weekend, the court will not tell me the fine until my hearing date. Any idea of what cost or jail time I am looking at, this is a 1st offense and I am over the age of 21
The costs will be up to the court. It coud range from virtually nothing to a few or several hundred dollars, depending. You are probably looking at some form of probation or a diversion program if they have it to offer.
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