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What Will Happen To Me If I Am Convicted Of A Felony For The Fourth DUI Offense?

PENALTIES IF YOUR FOURTH DUI IS A FELONY Depending on the underlying facts of your felony DUI, it may be a class IV felony or a class VI felony. This distinction is very important because the penalties differ substantially. Notice that the misdemeanor penalties depend on what your BAC was at the time of driving…

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What Are The Penalties If Your Fourth DUI Is A Misdemeanor?

Your fourth DUI is considered a misdemeanor if it is your first DUI outside the 84 month (seven year) period. You will be treated as a first-time misdemeanor DUI offender. However, please note that although the State cannot use your prior convictions to impose increased punishment (this is called “alleging the prior conviction”), they can…

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What Will Happen To Me If I Am Convicted of a DUI For the Second Time?

The Date of Your First DUI and the Amount of Alcohol in Your Blood Determines Your Penalty If this is your second DUI in 84 months (seven years), the court will look at how the State charged you, the date of violation of your prior DUI and your blood alcohol content (BAC) or the presence…

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What Happens Before A Trial?

Pre-trial Conference. Your pre-trial conference will occur within 45 days of your arraignment. Here, your DUI attorney will negotiate with the prosecutor to see if the State can offer you a plea bargain. Your attorney will discuss the offer with you and whether you should take it. If you take the plea agreement, you may plead…

201301.08
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What is an SIIRDL and can I get one?

SIIRDL Is a Special Interlock Ignition Restricted Driver License. This driver license allows you to drive during a court ordered restriction such as a suspension, cancellation or revocation.  Here’s the tricky part: you are technically still under suspension, revocation or cancellation by the court but you are being permitted to drive to work, school, drug/alcohol…