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When convicted of a DUI, what is the average sentencing for a first-time offender?

When convicted of a DUI, what is the average sentencing for a first-time offender?Q. When convicted of a DUI, what is the average sentencing for a first-time offender? 

A first-time DUI offender will not be sentenced to more than 6 months of jail time. Keep in mind the average sentencing for a first time offender will increase with exacerbating factors. For example, factors such as having a minor in the vehicle or a Blood Alcohol Level of .15 can land a first-time DUI offender a maximum sentence of 9 months.

Q. What are the sentencing averages for a second-time DUI conviction? How does this change if the DUI convictions are in close range of one another?

Second-time DUI offenders will not serve more than 9 months in jail. Exacerbating factors will increase this type of sentence to up to one year. If the second DUI conviction is received within a 5-year- span, imprisonment of at least 10 days is mandatory.

When appropriate, DUI sentences can be served alternatively in a rehabilitation facility at the court’s discretion. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DUI, call the experienced former prosecutors at the Law Office of Ameen and Shafii at 813-436-4357 today for your free consultation.

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