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DUI Penalties

Posted by attorney Anthony Gonzalez

If you are convicted of a DUI, and it is your first offense you can expect to be sentenced as follows:

*Probation: not to exceed one year. You will be required to report to a probation officer once a month to ensure you are complying with the terms of your probation.

*DUI School: a 12-hour class for DUI offenders. You will be required to undergo a psycho-social evaluation. This is done to determine whether or not the state feels you have a problem with alcohol or an alcohol addiction.

*Jail: Not more than 6 months, unless your BAL is .15 or higher or you have a minor in the car.

*Fines:Depending on your breath-test result the fine is between $500-$1000.

*Revocation of Drivers License of up to 1 year.

*Impound of your vehicle for 10 days.

*Court cost and cost of prosecution.

*Possible court ordered installation of interlock ignition device.

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