Consequences of a DUI


Consequences from driving under the influence (DUI) range from state-to-state. As with all cases, a person charged with a DUI is innocent until proven guilty.
However, if guilt is developed through several different circumstances, such as an open liquor bottle or defendant’s refusal to cooperate with law enforcement, the consequence with depend on state law.
Fines for a DUI range anywhere from $500 to as much as $2000 with other penalties as well.
Jail Time:
In all U.S. states, a first offense DUI can get a person up to six months in jail even though it is classified as a misdemeanor. However, classification and jail time may increase depending on the circumstances of the offense, the blood alcohol level (BAC) of the defendant, and if anyone was injured or killed.
Underage Offenders:
Minors are given no break when it comes to a DUI. In Illinois, the BAC level of someone 21 or older must be less than .08% and for minors should have 0%. Consequences for this offense may result in adult sentencing for a minor depending on the circumstances and suspension of driver’s license.
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