IF YOU ARE CONVICTED OF DWI
(Driving While Impaired)
Penalties for those age 21 and older who are convicted of DWI:
- Mandatory revocation of your drivers’ license for a period of one year.
- Minimum Punishment: Fine up to $200 and not less than 24 hours imprisonment, 24 hours community service, or 30 days without a limited driving privilege or any combination of these.
- Maximum Punishment: Fine up to $4,000 and not less than 30 days or more than 24 months imprisonment.
- Mandatory drivers license revocation for a period of four years if convicted within three years of first offense.
- Minimum punishment: Fine up to $2,000, not less than seven days or more than 12 months imprisonment.
- Maximum imprisonment same as for first conviction.
- No limited driving privilege if second offense occurs within seven year of first conviction.
- Mandatory permanent drivers license revocation when at least one of the prior convictions was within last five years.
- Minimum/maximum punishment same as the maximum punishment for a second conviction.
- Mandatory permanent drivers license revocation.
- Conviction is considered a felony if three prior DWI convictions within the least seven years. Minimum punishment is 12 months imprisonment; maximum is 59 months imprisonment and a fine.