Multiple DUI (2nd, 3rd, 4th)

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Multiple DUI Penalties (VC 23152)

 1st DUI Offense:

You can be jailed up to 6 months for your first DUI offense. Your license may be suspended for up to 6 months with probation lasting up to 5 years. You may also be required by the court to attend a court approved alcohol/drug treatment program. A DUI conviction stays on your driving record for 10 years.

2nd DUI Offense:

If you receive a 2nd DUI Violation within 10 years, the penalties imposed require jail time of up to a year, with a license suspension period of up to two years. Probation can be imposed up to 5 years with subsequent DUI alcohol/drug treatment programs required by the offender. The offender will also be required to pay subsequent fines of up to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments.

 3rd DUI Offense:

If you receive a 3rd DUI Violation within 10 years, the penalties imposed require a minimum Jail sentence of 120 days up to a year. As with the 2nd DUI Offense, probation can last up to five years and be required to attend alcohol/drug treatment programs, with the license suspension period increasing up to 3 years. The offender will also be required to pay subsequent fines of up to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments.

4th DUI Offense:

If you receive a 4th DUI Violation within 10 years, possible state prison time can be imposed. The penalties imposed require a minimum Jail sentence of 180 days to 16 months. Probation and license suspension periods are subsequently increased. However, the 4th DUI offense is no longer a misdemeanor; it will be treated as a felony offense.