DUI is a law offense of which case a person is operating a motor vehicle after consuming drugs, including prescription and nonprescription, or after having drank enough alcohol to raise your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above the legal limit, which is .08; which influences the driver’s capability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Consequences of getting a DUI include fines, license suspension, and even jail time.
License suspension for first time offenders usually last from ninety days to three-hundred and sixty-five. License suspension for a second or third offense range from one-hundred and eighty days to two years.
|First offense||Up to $2,000 (unless there is a child)||3 to 180 days|
|Second offense||Up to $4,000 (unless there is a child)||30 days to 1 year|
|Third offense||Up to $10,000||2 years|
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Some other related felonies include:
The Penal Code, Title 10, Chapter 49, Section 49.045. Describes Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger as (1) the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place; and
(2) the vehicle being operated by the person is occupied by a passenger who is younger than 15 years of age.
(b) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
When talking about the felony Driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, keep in mind that a child can be any person in the vehicle under the age of fifteen. Ramifications include fines up to $10,000, and/or jail for no more than two years and no less than one-hundred and eighty days.
Intoxication assault is when you get into a motor vehicle accident and no one died but people suffered serious bodily injury, due to the consumption of alcohol. This crime in a third-degree felony. If convicted, you may serve no less than two years but no more than ten years. You may also be fined up to $10,000.
Intoxication manslaughter is when a death has occurred in a motor vehicle accident due to the amount of alcohol consumed by a driver. This crime is a second- degree felony. If convicted, you may serve no less than two years but no more than twenty years. You may also be fined up to $10,000.
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