How much jail time am I looking at for a first time offense of an extreme DUI being 20 years old with a clean record? 37 Answers as of August 28, 2012

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Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
Probably none.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/28/2012
Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
Up to 180 days in jail, $200-700 fine, suspension of license for 45/1year, 6 points, interlock.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/28/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
First offense DUI in Kansas carries up to 6 months jail and $1000 fine.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 8/27/2012
Graves Law Firm
Graves Law Firm | Steve Graves
I don't recognize the term "extreme DUI" as having a specific legal meaning in Texas, but if there was no accident and excessive speed is the only issue, maybe no jail time. Plus, if you'll make sure this is your ONLY offense (and specifically your only alcohol offense, you can eventually get it expunged from your record under a not-too-well-known provision of the Texas Alcoholic Beverages Code.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 8/27/2012
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
If you are under 21 and blow .20 or greater, you can receive no less than a 210 day loss of license, 1 year of probation and a specially designed driver alcohol treatment and rehabilitation program called the "14-day second offender in-home program."
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Depending on the test result from 2 to 60 days in jail. Get a lawyer and they may be able to help.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A.
    Germaine & Blaszka, P.A. | Donald L. Blaszka, Jr.
    In NH, a first time offender under the age of 20 faces the following mandatory sentence: $500 fine + $120 penalty assessment, 1 year loss of license, Impaired Driver Intervention Program - in NH, you must successfully complete the program and any recommended aftercare in order to get your license reinstated.
    Answer Applies to: New Hampshire
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law
    Mark Thiessen, Attorney at Law | Mark Thiessen
    DUI is different that DWI, so don't know what you are looking at.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Law Office of William L Spern | William Spern
    In MI, probably no jail time if the breathalyzer was .16 or less. If more, than up to one year in jail.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    It is a Misdemeanor but 1 that has teeth. You have MADD and the Socialist Republicans to thank for that. You are looking at up to 1 Year in Jail, a $2500 fine and license suspension.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 8/27/2012
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    You would have to define extreme DUI. If you mean a high reading of .20 or more you could be looking at jail time in MN. If you are talking about some type of DUI with injury then you could be dealing with a felony situation and prison time.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    What is an extreme DUI? Was someone injured? Did you blow more than .16? Depending on the skill of your attorney you are looking at 48 hours to 30 days in jail.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Lance Daniel
    I would need a lot more information with respect to "extreme" DUI. Also it depends on the county and the particular Deputy DA.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Douglas M. Philpott, P.C. | Peter J. Philpott
    Not much but you should hire counsel to be sure.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    If low blood alcohol under .15% probably only a couple of days. You will have your Drivers' license suspended 1 year.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    Did you cause extensive property damage or cause bodily injury? If not, no jail.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Max is one year. What WILL happen is up to your attorney to negotiate in a plea bargain. First offense generally can avoid jail, but the more extreme the violation and blood alcohol, the more concern you should have about jail. A little free advice: When arrested for DUI, whether alcohol or drugs, then upon release from jail or booking the defendant is given documents that include a notice that you have only ten days to file a request with DMV for a hearing on an appeal of the automatic suspension of your license imposed by DMV upon your arrest. That is separate and runs consecutively with any suspension that may be imposed by the DMV, or the court upon conviction. Contact DMV and do so, timely if you think you have grounds for appeal, then appear at the scheduled DMV appeal hearing and present any supporting evidence and testimony. If you don't know how to do these things effectively, then hire an attorney that does. When arrested or charged with any crime, the proper questions are, can you be convicted, and what can you do? Effective plea-bargaining, using those defenses, could possibly reduce the potential time and other penalties you face. If you don't know how to represent yourself effectively against an experienced prosecutor intending to convict, then hire an attorney who does, who will try to get a dismissal, charge reduction, diversion, program, or other decent outcome through plea bargain, or take it to trial if appropriate.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Natty Shafer Law
    Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
    In Utah, if there aren't any enhancements to the DUI charge, such as having minors in the car, then you are likely to get 2 days in jail, for a first time offense.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Law Office of Charles J. Block
    Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
    Most likely none - could be 30-days.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    If this happened in Illinois, you could get up to a year in jail if charged with DUI. If you were charged with Aggravated DUI, a felony, you could get 1-3 years in prison. I have never heard of the term: extreme DUI, however.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    That would be 1 year.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Pietryga Law Office | Russ Pietryga
    Not sure what you mean by extreme DUI. I guessed what you mean is that you had a BAC of over .16. However, there are other factors such as refusal, accident and have young children in the car.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Not sure what you mean by extreme DUI, but the statutory max for a 1st DUI is 6 months, and since your are a minor you face more severe consequences in terms of license suspension. You need to hire a DUI specialist ASAP because you have only 10 days to save your license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Jail can be avoided by a California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist who can get the enhancement stricken/dropped.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/26/2012
    Glass Defense Firm
    Glass Defense Firm | Jason M. Glass
    There is a minimum mandatory of 48 hours on an aggravated offense. However, actual jailtime varies by county. Some require more, some none at all. Contact an experienced DUI attorney to discuss more fully.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Up to 90 days, but not likely. Depends on the jurisdiction, judge, and circustances. Get an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Up to 93 days in Michigan if there were no complications like injury or death.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P,.
    Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P,. | Jason P. Kutulakis
    You have not provided enough information. There may be mandatory minimum period of incarceration depending on the facts of your case. You should consult with and retain an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C.
    Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. | Steven Fairlie
    It depends on a lot more factors, but normally it would be 72 hours. With no prior record you might be eligible for ARD and no jail time.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    I have no information about the facts and circumstances of your case. You should retain a good criminal lawyer or call my office for a consultation. Unless you injured someone you will get 3 years probation, counseling, and a 6 month revocation if convicted of the DWI. You will not go to jail for a first offense without an injury accident.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/25/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    That depends on several factors including whether you took a breath test, your breath-alcohol level, whether there was an accident and whether there were injuries. If by extreme you mean .15 or over, you would be looking at a minimum of two days in jail and a maximum of 364 days in jail. The most-likely sentence would be two days.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/25/2012
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