Felony DUI Arrest Penalties
- Formal, supervised, probation for five (5) years during which you must: Obey all laws; Not drive unless licensed and insured; Not refuse a chemical test if arrested for DUI; don’t drive with measurable amounts of alcohol, and you must obey all lawful instructions of the court and of your probation officer, which will include maintaining regular employment and being subject to search and seizure of yourself, your residence, and vehicle you occupy, any time, day or night, with or without a warrant.
- “Jail” time. This depends on the county in which you were arrested since the minimum penalties vary from county to county. For instance, in Sacramento County you will serve a minimum of one hundred eighty (180) days. You may, depending on your case, serve some or all your sentence on an alternative program such as Sheriff’s Work Project, or Electronic Monitoring.
- A fine of approximately Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00).
- An eighteen (18) month alcohol education program.
- Installation of an ignition interlock device (“I.I.D.”) after the “no-drive-at-all”revocation. The I.I.D. must be installed in any vehicle you own or operate for at least thirty-six (36) months.
- Revocation of your driver’s license for four (4) years. After one (1) year of the “no-drive-at-all” revocation you may obtain a restricted license which allows you to drive to, from and course of your employment and to and from the alcohol school.
- Possible installation of an ignition interlock device (“I.I.D.”) after the “no-drive-at-all” revocation. The I.I.D. must be installed in any vehicle you own or operate for at least thirty-six (36) months.
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