If you or a loved one is dealing with a DUI accusation or conviction, it is likely a stressful and confusing time. After all, a DUI conviction carries harsh repercussions, including fines, license revocation, and possible jail time.

The situation is magnified if you or your loved one is facing multiple DUI charges. The consequences are more severe and can hinder numerous aspects of your life. Learn more about multiple DUI convictions here.

The Consequences of Multiple DUI Convictions

Being convicted of multiple DUI charges comes with serious consequences. While the consequences will differ depending on the details surrounding each individual case, these are some general guidelines to the repercussions of multiple DUI convictions. Keep in mind that every case is different and certain things such as property damage and bodily harm can intensify the consequences.

Second DUI Conviction

– License revocation of 5 years

– Vehicle impoundment for 30 days

– Up to 9 months in jail

– Fines of $1000 to $2000

Third DUI Conviction

– License revocation of 10 years

– Vehicle impoundment for 90 days

– Up to 1 year in jail

– Fines of $2000 to $5000

Fourth DUI Conviction

– Permanent license revocation

– Ineligible for hardship license

– Vehicle impoundment for 90 days

– Up to 5 years in jail

– Minimum fines of $2000

Can I Reinstate My License?

If you have been convicted of multiple DUIs, you may be wondering if you will be able to legally drive again. Whether or not you can reinstate your driver’s license is dependent upon the specifics of your case as well as your prior convictions.

A second DUI offense that occurs within five years of the previous conviction may result in a license revocation of at least five years. After one year, the individual may apply for a hardship license but he or she may have to complete treatment and a DUI education program before receiving a hardship license. Similarly, an individual may reinstate their driver’s license after a third DUI offense, but they must wait two years. An individual with a fourth DUI offense will have to serve five years of revocation.

For those who wait to reinstate their license until after the revocation period ends must provide proof of enrollment or completion of DUI education and treatment. At the time of reinstatement (for either a hardship license or full license), the individual must take a required examination; pay an administrative and revocation reinstatement fee, as well as any other license fee. Drivers are also required to provide proof of bodily injury liability insurance.

When to Hire an Attorney

We all know that we should never drink and drive, but everyone makes mistakes. If you have are facing charges of driving under the influence, contact the legal team at the Khonsari Law Group today. DUI charges can tout negative consequences, so it is extremely important that you begin building your defense as soon as possible.

At the Khonsari Law Group, we are dedicated to defending your rights and can guide you through this trying time. For more information on our practice areas, click here, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation.