First Offense DWI

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Conviction of a first DWI is a Class B misdemeanor.

  • JAIL:  Up to a maximum of six (6) months in jail.
  • FINE: Up to $500.00, plus court costs.
  • PROBATION:  Generally speaking, probation terms are that you cannot break the law, you must attend SATOP classes and you cannot drink.  Probation is usually for one or two years.  
  • SUSPENSION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES:  Conviction results in 30 day suspension of driving privileges (sometimes called a “hard loss” because you can’t drive at all), followed by a 60 day restricted driving privilege, allowing you to drive to and from work, during work for work purposes, or to treatment for alcohol problems.  No hardship licenses are available and the suspension goes on the person’s driver record and eight points are assessed against the license.