When you first hear the term DWI (or driving while intoxicated) you might not know that there are many layers to the term. For example, did you know there are different types of DWI charges? And if you knew that, do you know what those different types are? DWIs are not to be taken lightly and any driver on the road should be aware of just what the term means. Here are the different types of DWI charges you should know about.

 

First Offense

 

 

  • Maximum fine of $2,000
  • Possible jail time of three to 180 days
  • Maximum license suspension of two years
  • $2,000 annual surcharge for three years
  • DWI prevention program

 

 

Second Offense

 

 

  • Maximum fine of $4,000
  • Possible jail time of one month to one year
  • Maximum license suspension of two years
  • $2,000 annual surcharge for three years
  • DWI prevention program

 

 

Third Offense

 

 

  • Maximum fine of $10,000
  • Possible PRISON time of two to ten years
  • Maximum license suspension of two years
  • $2,000 annual surcharge for three years
  • DWI prevention program

 

 

Now that you know the bare bones of the three classes of offenses, you should know that certain factors add more charges such as committing a DWI underage, having a child passenger, intoxication assault, and intoxication manslaughter.
If you need a DWI attorney, contact the Batrice Law Firm for the trustworthy guidance and knowledge.