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DUI/DWI Penalties for Repeat Offenders

In a DUI/DWI charge, the higher the amount of intoxication found, the more severe the penalty.  The same is true for repeat offenders, who are people with two or more convictions for DUI/DWI­ within a set number of years.  Many states escalate the punishment for repeat offenders, changing the offense to a felony.  A repeat offender often will incur harsher fines, mandatory education and preventive programs, and will certainly be sentenced to a number of days in jail.

Additional Criminal Law Penalties for Repeat Offenders

The penalties that a repeat drunk driving offender can face also include:

State law varies as to the severity of punishment for repeat DUI/DWI offenders.  The following are some examples of how states deal may with multiple drunk driving offenses: 




 New York


Should I Consult a Lawyer if I'm Being Charged With Another DUI/DWI?

A repeat drunk driving offense is a serious charge that could lead to severe penalties. Contacting a criminal lawyer in your area is a wise decision since an attorney can advise you of your rights and represent you in any criminal proceedings.

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Last Modified: 11-07-2016 06:39 PM PST

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