DUI Penalties

What You Can Expect if Convicted

When applying penalties after a DUI conviction, a judge will take a number of factors into consideration, including the offender's intoxication level at the time of arrest, whether anyone was injured or killed as a result of the offender's actions, and whether the offender has one or more previous DUI convictions. The penalties for DUI are as follows:

  • First DUI Offense:
    • Up to $500 in fines
    • Up to 93 days in jail
    • License suspension for up to 6 months
    • Ignition Interlock Device
    • Up to 360 hours of community service
  • Second DUI Offense:
    • Up to $1,000 in fines
    • Up to 1 year in jail
    • License suspension for a minimum of 1 year
    • License plate confiscation
    • Vehicle immobilization for up to 180 days
    • Up to 90 days of community service
  • Third DUI Offense:
    • Up to $5,000 in fines
    • Up to 5 years in prison
    • License suspension for a minimum of 1 year
    • Vehicle immobilization for 180 days
    • License plate confiscation
    • Up to 180 days of community service

A Detroit DUI lawyer can provide you with legal defense in your DUI case that may result in a reduction or dismissal of your charges, and an avoidance of criminal penalties.

DUI Attorney in Dearborn & Wayne County

At Boulahanis & Associates, we put great effort into ensuring that all of our clients receive personalized assistance in their DUI cases. We take the time to establish unique legal defenses for each client that we represent. In your DUI case, we will do what is necessary to develop a legal strategy that will maximize your chances of a positive outcome. Call our office today to secure the aggressive legal representation you deserve!