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Multiple DUI Offenses

 The penalties for a DUI conviction vary based on the circumstances of the arrest and whether there are any prior DUI convictions. The following is a general overview of the potential consequences of an offender found guilty multiple times of Driving Under the Influence.

Second Conviction: Class A misdemeanor (less than one year in county jail), mandatory minimum imprisonment of five days or 240 hours of community service, revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of five years for a second conviction within 20 years, suspension of vehicle registration, fines fees, and costs.

Third Conviction (Aggravated DUI): Class 2 felony (3 to 7 years in the state penitentiary), revocation of driving privileges for a minimum of 10 years, suspension of vehicle registration, fines fees and costs.

Fourth Conviction (Aggravated DUI): Class 2 felony (3 to 7 years in the state penitentiary), revocation of driving privileges for life, suspension of vehicle registration, fines, fees and costs.

Fifth Conviction (Aggravated DUI): Class 1 felony (4 to 25 years in the state penitentiary), revocation of driving privileges for life, suspension of vehicle registration, fines, fees and costs.

Sixth or Subsequent Conviction (Aggravated DUI): Class X felony (6 to 30 years in the state penitentiary), revocation of driving privileges for life, suspension of vehicle registration, fines, fess, and costs

Additional penalties may apply depending on the circumstances of the case. Further, there are administrative penalties (i.e., statutory summary suspension periods) that will likely occur separate and apart from the DUI conviction, and in most cases even if no DUI conviction results.  It is important to consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney who can explain the charges and the consequences (including the administrative penalties) of those charges as they relate specifically to your case. Keep in mind that there are numerous ways to challenge DUI charges. Consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney who will thoroughly review all of the evidence, identify all potential issues with the State’s case, and devise an aggressive defense strategy to help fight your DUI charges.

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