What happens after my second DUI conviction?

Check your state in the grid below, which outlines the kinds of penalties you can expect if you receive a second DUI conviction.

You probably already know that the penalties for drunk driving vary both from state to state and from offense number to offense number, but if you’ve been convicted of DUI you’ll also find out that sometimes the penalties vary based on the individual. For example, your state might list both jail time and community service as penalties for second-offense DUI (or, DWI), but when your day in court arrives the judge might give you an “either/or” option.

Also note that no matter how much you’ve read up on your state’s DUI laws, it’s best to consult a DUI lawyer if you’ve been arrested for drunk driving. Not only can an attorney who specializes in DUI and DWI cases best represent you in court, but he can also help you when it comes to factors like hardship licenses or ignition interlock systems (which are requirements in some states) as well as when DUI convictions turn from misdemeanors into felonies.

License Suspension Fines Jail Rehab/Counseling Community Service
Alabama
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x
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Alaska
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x
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x
Arizona
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x
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Arkansas
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x
x
California
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x
x
x
Colorado
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x
x
x
x
Connecticut
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x
x
x
Delaware
x
x
x
x
Florida
x
x
x
Georgia
x
x
x
x
x
Hawaii
x
x
x
x
Idaho
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x
x
Illinois
x
x
x
x
Indiana
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x
x
Iowa
x
x
x
Kansas
x
x
x
x
Kentucky
x
x
x
x
x
Louisiana
x
x
x
Maine
x
x
x
Maryland
x
x
x
x
Massachusetts
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x
x
Michigan
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x
x
x
Minnesota
x
x
x
Mississippi
x
x
x
x
Missouri
x
x
x
Montana
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x
x
Nebraska
x
x
x
x
Nevada
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x
x
x
x
New Hampshire
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x
x
New Jersey
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x
x
x
x
New Mexico
x
x
x
x
x
New York
x
x
x
North Carolina
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x
North Dakota
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x
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x
Ohio
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x
x
Oklahoma
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x
x
Oregon
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x
Pennsylvania
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x
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Rhode Island
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x
x
x
South Carolina
x
x
x
x
South Dakota
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x
x
x
Tennessee
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x
x
x
Texas
x
x
x
Utah
x
x
x
x
x
Vermont
x
x
x
x
x
Virginia
x
x
x
Washington
x
x
x
West Virginia
x
x
x
x
Wisconsin
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x
x
x
Wyoming
x
x
x
Washington DC
x
x
x
x

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