Understanding Penalties for First DUI Conviction

Penalties for your first DUI conviction include

A. a fine of up to $4,000

B. 500 hours of community service

C. up to one year of probation

D. a one-year license revocation

What is the penalty for a first DUI conviction?

Answer: C. up to one year of probation


DUI means to be Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of substances that could impair the driver's ability to control the car. This includes substances such as alcohol and drugs including medically prescribed ones.

This action puts both the driver and other people at risk of danger but if it is the first time the crime is being considered, the offender gets probation for a year during which time committing another DUI could see them go to jail.

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