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San Marcos Justice Court DUI Penalties

All DUI’s have substantial punishments upon conviction. The punishment that you receive in your San Marcos Justice Court DUI if convicted largely depends on the Blood Alcohol Concentration, or BAC, that was present in your case.

However, all DUI’s charged in the San Marcos Justice Court have some things in common:

  • They are all Class 1 Misdemeanors. Be aware that some DUIs can be felonies, and so you should speak to an attorney to make sure that yours cannot be dismissed and refiled as a felony
  • Maximum jail time of 6 months
  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Maximum 5 years of probation
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Ignition interlock device requirement
  • 8 points against driving record

DUIs can be categorized based on the BAC as “Regular,” “Extreme,” or “Super Extreme.”

Regular DUI

Regular DUI’s have a BAC of 0.08 or more but less than 0.15. They may also allege impairment to the slightest degree, regardless of BAC. The mandatory minimum punishment is 10-180 days in jail, $250 fine plus surcharges, approximately $1,000 in assessments, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.

A prior conviction for a DUI in the last 84 months increases the punishment to 90-180 days in jail, a $500 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,500 in assessments, alcohol screening and treatment classes, and a minimum of 30 hours of community service.

Extreme DUI

Extreme DUI’s have a BAC of 0.15 or more but less than 0.20. The mandatory minimum punishment is 30-180 days in jail, a $250 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,000 in assessments, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.

A prior DUI conviction in the last 84 months increases the punishment to 120-180 days in jail, $500 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,500 in assessments, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, alcohol assessment and treatment classes, and a minimum of 30 hours of community service.

Super Extreme DUI

A Super Extreme DUI has a BAC of 0.20 or higher. The mandatory minimum penalty is 45-180 days in jail, a $500 fine plus surcharges, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, approximately $2,000 in assessments and fees, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.

A prior DUI conviction in the last 84 months increases the punishment to 180 days in jail, a $1,000 fine plus surcharges, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, approximately $2,500 in assessments and fees, alcohol screening and treatment classes, and a minimum of 30 hours of community service.

Free San Marcos Justice Court DUI Consultation

As you can see, regardless of whether your DUI is a Regular, Extreme, or Super Extreme, it carries a substantial punishment. Apart from the jail and fines, DUIs are permanent convictions on your record that cannot be taken away. The Rosenstein Law Group offers free consultations for San Marcos Justice Court DUI cases and has the knowledge, experience, and aggressive strategies to help get you the best possible result in your case. Call today at 480-248-7666 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

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