First Offense DUI/OVI Penalties


Here is a list of the range of penalties for a first offense DUI/OVI:


  • Minimum Jail of three days up to a maximum of six months (the three days minimum jail may be substituted for a three day driver intervention program).  If your Blood Alcohol Content (“BAC”) is above a .17 the minimum jail time is six days (this is a high tier offense). 
  • License suspension for a minimum of one year up to a maximum of three years. 
  • A minimum fine of $375 up to a maximum of $1,075.
  • Six points on your driver’s license. 
  • Restricted Plates or “Party Plates” are optional, that is they are up to the discretion of the court whether or not to imposed them.  However, for a high tier offense, they are mandatory. 
  • An ignition interlock is also optional penalty.


Many of these penalties increase in severity with subsequent convictions of DUI/OVI.

Categories: DUI/OVI
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