When a person is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, they will be facing serious penalties. These consequences only become more severe when the individual already has a prior DUI conviction on their criminal record within the last 10 years.
If you have been charged with a second DUI offense in the last ten years, you may be facing a loss of driver’s license for 2 years, between 48 hours and 90 days of imprisonment, 30 days of community service, between 12 and 48 hours in the intoxicated driver’s resource center, and the installation of an ignition interlock device during the time your license is suspended and for an additional 1-3 years afterwards. You will also have to pay a fine between $500 and $1,000, a $280 fine to the IDRC, $100 to the drunk driving fund, $1,000 surcharge each year for 3 years, $100 fine to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation fund, and finally, $75 to the neighborhood services fund.
You will be facing even more serious consequences in the event that you are subject to a 3rd offense in 10 years of the most recent offense. The potential penalties for a third offense are as follows:
- 180 days in jail
- license suspension for 10 years
- $1,000 fine
- $280 fine to the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center
- $100 to the drunk driver fund
- $100 to the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Fund
- $75 to the Neighborhood Services Fund
- $1,500 surcharge each year for 3 years, totaling in $4,500
- 90 days of community service
- 12-48 hours in the Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center
- Ignition Interlock Device throughout 10 years of license suspension as well as for 1-3 years after license restoration
If you have been charged with driving under the influence and already have a DUI on your record, it is crucial that you obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney today.
If you require strong and dedicated representation for any of your legal matters, contact The Law Offices of George J. Mardinly to schedule a consultation.