When people think of consequences for criminal activities, they typically picture jail. Although incarceration is one of the main consequences of criminal activity, it doesn’t cover all of the penalties.
Certain criminal acts, in addition to jail time, may result in other penalties like:
- Paying fines;
- Enrolling in drug or alcohol programs; and
- Driver’s license suspension.
Today, we will review how multiple DUIs can impact a driver’s license.
License Suspension & Subsequent DUIs
A license suspension is more severe than many realize. A suspended license can everyday task a hassle, and multiple DUIs could increase the duration of a license suspension.
A first-time DUI conviction could result in a license suspension for a minimum of 180 days, up to a year.
While this penalty may seem harsh, subsequent charges can result in longer suspension terms.
A second-time DUI could result in a minimum license suspension of five years. This is five times worse than the maximum suspension of a first DUI; however, a third-time offense is even worse.
A third-time DUI conviction could result in a minimum license suspension of ten years. This is two times worse than the minimum suspension of a second-time DUI, and ten times worse than the maximum suspension of a first-time DUI.
As you can see, multiple DUI convictions drastically impact a person’s driver’s license. That’s why anyone charged with a DUI should hire experienced defense.
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