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DUI Penalties

Being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) in Michigan is a very serious matter. The penalties imposed can vary depending on the circumstances of your arrest, where and when you are pulled over, and your criminal history. Working with a dedicated drunk driving attorney may help you avoid the most serious penalties, but you need to act quickly. If you’re facing a DUI charge, call Aiello & Associates today.

Drunk Driving / DUI Penalties

The legal consequences of a DUI conviction may include any or all of the following, depending on your criminal record.

DUI / Drunk Driving First Offense:

  • A fine of up to $300 and one or both of the following:
  • Jail time of up to 93 days.
  • Up to 360 hours of community service.
  • Restrictions on your driver’s license for 90 days (180 days if controlled substance).
  • Vehicle immobilization.
  • Four points on your driving record.
  • $500 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.

DUI / Drunk Driving Second Offense:

  • A fine ranging from $200 to $1,000, and one or both of the following:
  • Jail time ranging from 5 days to 1 year.
  • Community service ranging between 30 to 90 days.
  • Revocation and denial of your driver’s license for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Confiscation of your license plate.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days.
  • Vehicle forfeiture.
  • Four points on your driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for two consecutive years.

DUI / Drunk Driving Third Offense – Felony

  • A fine ranging from $500 to $5,000, and either of the following:
  • Imprisonment between 1 to 5 years.
  • Probation, along with 30 days to 1 year in jail.
  • 60 to 180 days of community service.
  • For two convictions within seven years or three convictions within ten years, your driver’s license will be revoked and denied for a minimum period of 1 year (minimum of 5 years if there was a prior revocation within seven years).
  • License plate confiscation.
  • Vehicle immobilization for 1 to 3 years unless the vehicle is forfeited.
  • Possible vehicle forfeiture.
  • Denial of vehicle registration.
  • Four points on your driving record.
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $500 for two consecutive years.

Need a Tough Troy, Michigan, Drunk Driving / DUI Lawyer?

While the punishment from the courts can be harsh, it’s not the only consequence you’ll face from a DUI or OWVI conviction. You may also experience difficulty keeping or finding employment, additional challenges in family law and custody matters, and threats to your professional license or business.

As you can see, fighting against a DUI conviction is critical, especially if you have a prior arrest or conviction. If you’ve been charged with a DUI or OWVI in Michigan, give Aiello & Associates a call to schedule a free consultation.

If you are facing a tough legal issue, the decisions you make now can affect you for the rest of your life. That’s why it’s important to seek the help of an experienced and aggressive lawyer.
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