What is a DWI?
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is an alcohol and drug-related traffic offense that is a frequently prosecuted criminal offense with administrative penalties. Having alcohol, a drug, or a controlled substance in one’s body that causes the loss of normal use of mental or physical faculties is considered intoxication. Additionally, intoxication is met if the alcohol concentration in a person’s blood, breath, or urine is .08 percent or greater.
What is a DUI?
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is classified as a class “C” misdemeanor. For a first offense, you can not receive jail time and a maximum file of $500.00. With this fine can be probation, as well as community service and alcohol awareness classes.
What are the consequences of REFUSING to take a breathalyzer or blood test?
- First Offense – 180 day license suspension
- Second Offense – 2 year license suspension
- Third Offense – 2 year license suspension
What are the MINIMUM jail times for a DWI/DUI?
- First Offense – 3 days
- Second Offense – 30 days
- Third Offense – 2 years
Be careful when taking a plea, prior DWI/DUI convictions stay on your record for good and can be counted against you for sentencing!