DUI Punishments

What should you be worried about if you’re convicted for DUI?

At Peagler & Hollett, LLC, we don´t have to tell you what the answer to that question is — you already know. Our attorneys will, however, give you clear information regarding the law and about your rights and possible defenses. They´ll let you know what you can expect at each step of the process. They´ll be honest with you about our prospects for success throughout. As a result, you’ll feel more at-ease and be in a better position to make good legal decisions.

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Basic DUI Penalty Chart:

A 1st DUI conviction A 2nd conviction within 5 years A 3rd conviction A 4th or subsequent conviction
Criminal Record Misdemeanor Misdemeanor Misdemeanor Felony
Jail / Prison Up to 1 year in jail Mandatory 5 days in jail, up to 1 year Mandatory 60 days in jail, up to 1 year 1 year and 1 day, up to 10 years
Fines $600 – $2,100 $1,100 – $5,100 $2,100 – $10,100 $4,100 – $10,100
License Suspended for 90 days Revoked for 1 year Revoked for 3 years Revoked for 5 years

In addition to these penalties, court-ordered community service, DUI school, and treatment for drug or alcohol abuse could also be part of your sentence. Meanwhile, a DUI conviction on your criminal record means a lifetime of looking at that little box on job applications and wondering to yourself: “If I say yes, I have been convicted of a crime…are they really going to give me a fair chance?”

At Peagler & Hollett, LLC, we aggressively fight to keep our clients from ever having to deal with the consequences that a DUI on their criminal record can create. And while we aren´t always successful, we can guarantee you that we´ll work hard to achieve the best possible outcome and give you our very best efforts all the way.

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