If charged with a second driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense within ten years of the first misdemeanor, the driver faces Class E felony penalties. The mandatory fine starts at $1,000 and can run up to $5,000. There is a minimum one-year license revocation, but an ignition interlock and alcohol assessment may also be required.
A driver convicted of a second DWI offense will go to jail for at least five days unless they receive a sentence for 30 days of community service in lieu of this mandatory term. The sentence could involve an incarceration period of up to four years.
A second conviction for aggravated DWI within five years of the first offense involves sentencing similar to that of a Class E felony. However, the driver’s license is revoked for a longer period of time-at least 18 months.
Although class E felonies carry the lightest sentences of the five felony classes, the minimum jail time for this class is one year.
In short, a driver convicted of a second DWI offense within ten years of the first conviction is looking at:
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