DWI 1st, DWI 2nd, Felony DWI’s, DUI.
A DWI 1st is a class B misdemeanor. Meaning that you can serve up to 180 days in jail, and be fined up to $2000. In addition, you will lose your license, will be required to attend alcohol classes, if on probation you will be required to perform community service, you will pay a surcharge for several years to maintain your license, if you blow a .15 or above you will have an interlock on your vehicle – or will be required to use a SCRAM device if you don’t own a vehicle. Your insurance rates will go up – or you will be dropped. You will be required to pay probation fees.
DWI 2nd is a class A misdemeanor meaning you can spend up to one year in jail, and pay up to a $4000 fine. You receive much of the same punishment as in a DWI 1st, its just “enhanced”, meaning its more severe. More classes, more money, more punishment, more community service, more jail time, etc.
DWI 3rd or above is a 3rd degree felony, meaning (in addition to the penalties in DWI 1 & 2) you can spend2-10 years in jail, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
If you have been accused of a DWI, contact us today to discuss your rights. A DWI can be beaten, dismissed, and downgraded in many instances.
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