DWI - DUI's Penalties for Drivers Aged 18-21

Published 01/05/2020

Arrested for a DUI and you are between the ages of 18 and 21. What penalties can you face?

     A person under the age of 21 but at least eighteen 18 years of age who takes a breathalyzer test, shall be determined to have been driving while impaired if the test determines the person's blood alcohol concentration to be at least .02% but less than .08%. The police are still required to follow the adult DUI process and you have all the same rights.

First Offense

  • Not a criminal offense
  • Fine up to $250
  • Community Service up to 30 Hours
  • Loss of license 1 month to 3 months.
  • DUI School
  • Possible Alcohol or Substance Abuse Counseling 

Second Offense

  • Not a criminal offense
  • Fine up to $250
  • $300 Highway Assessment Fee
  • Community Service up to 60 Hours
  • Loss of License 3 months to 6 months
  • DUI School
  • Mandatory Alcohol or Substance Abuse Counseling

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