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DUI Penalties in Sacramento County

Misdemeanor DUI

DUI offenses are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. Most first, second, and third drunk-driving arrests are charged as misdemeanors. A driver who is involved in an accident, kills or injures another person, or who is arrested on a fourth DUI within 10 years almost always is charged with felony DUI.

Contact a Sacramento DUI Attorneys to help reduce the DUI penalties in your DUI case:

  1. 1st DUI Non Injury
    1. Jail Time
      1. 48 hours-6 months
    2. Fine
      1. $390-$1000 plus penalty assessments
    3. DUI Class
      1. 3,6 or 9 months depending on blood alcohol level
    4. License Suspension
      1. 6 months
        1. 12 months if refused chemical test
      2. Restricted License as soon as 30 days
    5. Ignition Interlock Device
      1. 5 months
  2. 2nd DUI Non Injury
    1. Jail Time
      1. 4 days- 1 year
      2. Additional jail time usually imposed if refuse chemical test
    2. Fine
      1. $390-$1000 plus penalty assessments
    3. DUI Class
      1. 18 month or 30 month course
    4. License Suspension
      1. 2 years
      2. Restricted License as soon as 90 days
    5. Ignition Interlock Device
      1. 1 year
  3. 3rd DUI Non In jury
    1. Jail Time
      1. 120 days – 1 year
      2. Additional jail time usually imposed if refuse chemical test
    2. Fine
      1. $390-$1000 plus penalty assessments
    3. DUI Class
      1. 18 month or 30 month course
    4. License Suspension
      1. 3 years
      2. Restricted License as soon as 180 days
    5. Ignition Interlock Device
      1. 2 years

In most California Superior Courts, misdemeanor probation is also called “Court” or “informal” probation because there is almost no active court monitoring of the defendant. Instead of active monitoring, (which does exist in Felony probation), the court issues a set of court orders (probation terms) that must be complied with. Usually, the term of probation is 3 or 5 years.

There are standard terms of probation that are issued in nearly all CA 1st offense under the influence cases:

1) Pay a Fine (Fine amount varies from court to court);

2) Attend and complete First Offender DUI / Substance Abuse Program (AB548 program in many cases: More Info on DUI Classes);

3) Complete Sheriff’s work program or community service as ordered (some courts will require a few days of jail here);

4) Do Not Drive At all (unless properly licensed and insured);

If you have been charged with a crime, contact Criminal Defense Attorneys of Sacramento today!
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