Criminal Penalties For DUI Charges In Marin County
DUI Court Process Vs. DMV Administrative Proceeding
There are significantly more penalties imposed in court, because the court is the one that requires the DUI School. The court will require it as a condition of probation. If you are convicted of a first offense DUI, the court will report that to DMV, and DMV will not reissue a license until you’ve finished your DUI School and any period of suspension or restriction.
If you get a DUI, you’re also looking at a probation period with zero tolerance, which means you can have no alcohol in your system when you’re driving. When you’re driving, if your blood alcohol level is 0.01, which is half a drink or less for most people, you could lose your license for another year.
You could be in violation of probation and get at least six months of jail if you’re still serving a first-offense probation. There are just so many consequences. Fines are a couple thousand dollars, give or take.
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