Consequences Of A DUI

Zero tolerance for minors - Under 21

  • Applies if you take the test and the results are between .02% -.08% Breath Alcohol Concentration
  • Refusal - You are treated like an adult first offense
  • Fine $250
  • License suspended 90 Days; 30 days if no breath test refusal. May be non-adjudicated at court's discretion

Second offense

  • Fine up to $500
  • License suspension1 year; reduction to 6 months after Certified Alcohol/Drug Program

Third Offense

  • Fine Up To $1,000
  • License suspension for 2 years or until age 21, whichever is longer
  • Completion of certified Alcohol/Drug Program

Adult offenses - Over 21

  • Fine $250-$1,000 and court costs
  • 48 hours in jail
  • License suspension for 1 year
  • MASEP & VIRP

Second offense within 5 years

  • Fine $600 to $1,500 and court costs
  • 5 days to 1 year in jail and 10 days to 1 year of community service
  • License suspension for 2 year
  • Automobile impounded or immobilized for term of suspension

Third Offense within 5 years

  • Fine $2,00 to $5,000
  • 1 to 5 years incarceration at the state penitentiary
  • License suspension for 5 years
  • Automobile seizure and sale with proceeds to the state
  • Felony conviction - loss of civil rights - loss of careers

DUI Resulting in Death of Disfigurement

  • Felony conviction - Loss of civil rights - loss of careers
  • Imprisonment in state penitentiary for a period of time of not less than 4 years and not to exceed 25 years

License reinstatement

  • Must attend MASEP Drunk Driving School, $150 for 4 3-hour sessions over the course of 1 month
  • Proof of insurance. SR-22 filed for 3 years
  • Proof of payment of fines and completed jail time
  • Reinstatement fee of $100

Driving Record
DUI offenses remain on your driver's history in the Highway Patrol Computers for 4 years.

Hardship License
Available only to first time offenders who take the Intoxilyzer test.

Only available for reasons of:

  • Maintain employment
  • Continue education
  • Obtain necessary medical care
  • License will be suspended a minimum of 30 days before hardship license can be granted.

Refusal penalties

  • 1st offense - Suspension of license for 90 days
  • 2nd offense - Suspension of license for 1 year
  • 3rd offense - Suspension of license for 1 year
  • Suspension is in addition to any suspension for a conviction and is consecutive to any other suspension period.

For a FREE legal consultation with a DUI attorney, call 601-208-0137.