Common penalties include jail time, home detention, fines, probation, work release, ignition interlock, traffic school, alcohol screening / counseling, SR22 insurance, community service and MADD Impact Panels.
Things that Matter:
- Having a DUI lawyer present during your DUI and sentencing may possibly lessen the severity of each penalty.
- 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.