Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Excessive DUI Penalties

Excessive DUI's have a significant impact on you and your driving privileges. An excessive DUI is when you have an alcohol concentration of 0.20 or greater. If you plead guilty or are convicted of an excessive DUI you will be guilty of a misdemeanor. You will also be sentenced to at least 10 days of mandatory jail time and possibly up to 1 year. You can be fined up to $2,000.00. You will lose you driver's license for a mandatory period of one year, during which you cannot drive at all - no temporary permits.

To say the least, excessive DUI's are a very serious problem for you, your family, and your employment. You will need to obtain legal counsel to assist you in defending against the excessive DUI as well as exploring plea bargain alternatives to hopefully reduce your charge to a non-excessive DUI.