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Orange County Drunk Driving

Orange County Misdemeanor DUI

Generally, first, second, and third DUI arrests are charged as misdemeanors in Orange County provided there was no accident.

The range of punishment for first offense, second offense, third-strike DUI and felony DUI-DWI offenses are as follows:

1st Offense DUI (No prior drunk driving offenses)

6 Months Driver’s License Suspension
1-5 Years Probation
Mandatory Alcohol Program: 3 to 9 Months
$390.00 to $1,000.00 in Fines
0 to 6 Months Possible Jail Sentence
Substantial Increase in Car Insurance, or Termination

2nd Offense DUI within 10 Years

2 Years Driver’s License Suspension
1-5 Years Probation
Mandatory Alcohol Program: 18 Months
$390.00 to $1,000.00 in Fines
96 hours to 1 Year Possible Jail Sentence
Substantial Increase in Car Insurance, or Termination

3rd DUI Offense within 10 Years

3 Years Driver’s License Suspension
1-5 Years Probation
Mandatory Alcohol Program: 18 Months (if offender hasn't completed one)
$390.00 to $1,000.00 in Fines
4 Months to 1 Year Possible Jail Sentence
Substantial Increase in Car Insurance, or Termination

More Information:

The 10 Day Rule
The DMV DUI Hearing
What to ask a DUI lawyer
California DUI Laws

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