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Second Offense Drunk or Drugged Driving Attorney

The penalties for a second offense are much more serious than for a first. As stated above, a violation is considered a second offense if it has occurred with seven years of your first DUI / OWI / DWI conviction. Even out-of-state convictions may be considered during sentencing. Jail time is much more likely and so is a license revocation.

Possible penalties include:

  • Up to $1,000 fine, and one or more of the following
  • 5 days to 1 year in jail
  • 30 to 90 days of community service
  • Driver’s license revocation and denial for a minimum of 1 year if first conviction occurred less than seven years prior.
  • License plate confiscation.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days, unless the vehicle is forfeited.
  • Vehicle forfeiture (Possibly).
  • 6 points added to the offender’s driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $1,000 for 2 consecutive years.

Generally, the more prior offenses and if they are closer in time, the higher the penalties. The same goes for the blood alcohol level. The higher the level, the higher the penalties, with a 0.17 % BAC or higher now considered ‘Superdrunk’.


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