What Are the Penalties for DUI?

The penalties for DUI conviction vary based on the offense. A first offense of a simple DUI may include probation, fines, suspension of driver’s license, and community service. If your BAC was over 0.10 percent, additional penalties apply. Additionally, if you are convicted of a subsequent DUI there are more severe mandatory penalties. In every case, it is always best to seek legal representation to try to reduce charges and penalties. Other penalties may include driver safety training class, use of an ignition interlock device, and/or alcohol rehabilitation.