How much jail time for a DUI?

People often ask, “How much jail time am I looking at if I get convicted of a DUI?” The answer to that question is it depends. It depends on what are the factors related to your particular DUI case. Are there aggravating factors? Do you have prior convictions?

On a first time DUI, the minimum jail is nothing, the maximum is six months in jail. If you get a second, the minimum could be 96 hours, the maximum is a year. If you get a third time DUI within 10 years, you’re looking at a minimum of 120 days in jail, and the maximum is a year in jail. If you get a fourth DUI within 10 years, now you’re looking at felony, which could mean state prison. It really depends on the factors of your case, whether it’s a misdemeanor or felony, and what are the aggravating factors within that particular case to determine how long the jail is going to be. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, gives me a call. Let’s examine the case, make a determination what you’re up against, and then figure out what’s the best way to defend the case.