Penalties for a Fourth Offense within 10 years
A fourth DUI violation could result in the offense being charged as a felony. A felony DUI charge could result in a jail sentence of 16 months, or two or three years. If charged as a misdemeanor, the jail sentence can range from 180 days up to a year, and result in a fine of $390 to $1,000.
A fourth DUI violation within 10 years carries with it a license revocation period of 4 years. Your driver’s license will not be reinstated until you can show the court that you have successfully completed either an 18-month driving-under-the-influence program or a 30-month driving-under-the-influence program, depending on your county of residence and employment.
Conditions of Probation
If the Court chooses to grant probation after a fourth offense, the Court will impose a jail sentence of between 180 days and one year, and a fine of between $390 and $1,000. The Court may also order at least 30 months of participation in a state approved driving-under-the-influence program. Under probation, the court may impose a 30 day jail sentence in lieu of the 180 day minimum, if there is a specific request made and good cause can be shown.
License Suspension (Probation)
If probation is granted, a fourth DUI violation within 10 years results in license revocation period of 4 years. Your driver’s license will not be reinstated until you can show the court that you have successfully completed either an 18-month driving-under-the-influence program or a 30-month driving-under-the-influence program, depending on your county of residence and employment.
Issuance of a Restricted License
After a fourth DUI violation within 10 years, a restricted license if available after a period of 12 months if the following conditions are met:
- Successful completion of 12 months of an 18-month driving-under-the-influence program
- If available in your county of residence or employment, completion of 12 months of a 30 month driving-under-the-influence program, and agreement to continue participation in the program
- Installation and maintenance of an ignition interlock device
- Proof of financial responsibility
- Payment of all reissuance, reinstatement, and administrative fees and costs
- The restriction will remain in effect for the length of the original suspension and until all conditions of reissuance are met