Know the DUI Charges inner Each DUI Offenses

DUI is considered as a criminal act because it violates the law. Whether it is a DUI misdemeanor or a felony, it is nevertheless a crime. One must know the consequences that may happen if you commit to driving under the influence offenses.

Classifications of DUI Offenses are as follows:

• 1st DUI Offense

Class A misdemeanor – sentenced to 1 year in jail; a fine of up to $2,500; an additional fee of $500 if the blood alcohol content is above 0.16; 100 hours of community service if blood alcohol content is above 0.16 and 25 days if a child under 16 is in the car; suspension of license for 1 year.

• 2nd DUI Offense

Class A misdemeanor – sentenced to 1 year in jail; a fine of up to $2,500; an additional fee of $1,500 if the blood alcohol content is above 0.16; 48 hours of community service if blood alcohol content is over 0.16 and 25 days if a child under 16 is in the car; suspension of license for 5 years.

• 3rd DUI Offense

Class-2 felony – sentenced from 3 to 7 years in jail; a fine of up to $2,500; an additional fee of $2,500 if blood alcohol content is over 0.16; 25 days of community service if a child under 16 is in the car; suspension of license for 10 years.

• 4th DUI Offense

Class-2 felony – sentenced from 3 to 7 years in jail; a fine up to $25,000; an additional $5,000 if BAC is over 0.16; 25 days of community service. Driving privileges will be suspended or revoked for life.

• 5th DUI Offense

Class-1 felony – sentenced from 4 to 15 years, a fine of up to $25,000; an additional $5,000 if BAC is over 0.16 they; 25 days of community service. Driving privileges will be suspended or revoked for life.

• 6th or more DUI Offense

Class X felony – sentenced from 6 to 30 years; a fine of up to $25,000; an additional $5000 if BAC is over 0.16; 25 days of community service. Driving privileges will be suspended or revoked for life.

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