Common penalties include jail time, home detention, fines, probation, work releaseignition interlock, traffic school, alcohol screening / counselingSR22 insurance, community service and MADD Impact Panels.

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Having a DUI lawyer present during your DUI sentencing may possibly lessen the severity of each penalty.

What You Need To Know


  • Level of convicted Blood-Alcohol Content (BAC) level, prior and personal injury and/or property damage, and behavioral screening play a large part in DUI sentencing.
  • Working with an experienced DUI attorney is beneficial when negotiating a plea bargain or pushing for a reduced sentence.
  • Take personal notes and understand what is required before you leave court.
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