DUI Penalties in University Lakes Justice Court
A DUI of any kind in the University Lakes Justice Court leads to substantial penalties. How harsh those penalties are depends on the Blood Alcohol Concentration, or BAC.
There are certain things that all DUIs have in common. All DUIs are Class 1 misdemeanors. They have a maximum jail term of 6 months, a maximum fine of $2,500, and a length of probation of up to 5 years. A DUI conviction for any type of DUI also leads to 8 points being assessed against your record. All DUI convictions will also lead to a loss of driving privileges for some time, the length of which depends on your prior DUI convictions, if any.
A Regular DUI is one where the BAC is 0.08 to 0.1499. It may also be one charged regardless of BAC, but where the State alleges you were driving while impaired to the slightest degree by alcohol or drugs. The minimum mandatory punishment is 10-180 days in jail, $250 fine plus surcharges, approximately $1,000 in assessments, and alcohol screening and treatment classes.
A prior DUI conviction in the last 84 months makes the punishment worse. The minimum penalty becomes 90-180 days in jail, a $500 fine plus surcharges, approximately $2,500 in assessments, alcohol screening and treatment classes, and at least 30 hours of community service.
You will be required by the motor vehicle department to install an ignition interlock device for 1 year.
With an Extreme DUI, the BAC is between 0.15 and 0.199. The minimum penalty is 30-180 days, 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 within 84 months leads to a minimum sentence of 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.
The MVD will require an ignition interlock device by the MVD for a 1 year period.
Super Extreme DUI
If the BAC is a 0.20 or above, then you will be charged with a Super Extreme DUI. The minimum sentence 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. The MVD requires an ignition interlock device for 18 months.
If you have a prior DUI within 84 months, the minimum punishment increases to 180 days in jail, a $1,000 fine plus surcharges, $250 to the DUI abatement fund, approximately $2,500 in assessments and fees, mandatory alcohol screening and treatment classes, a minimum of 30 hours of community service, and the MVD will require an ignition interlock device for 24 months.
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