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California DUI Penalties & Sentencing

A first DUI conviction offence in california can cost you well over over $12,000 in fines, fees, and other expenses. Driving Under the Influence can be costly and even deadly.

Estimated costs for a first misdemeanor DUI conviction in California

  • Vehicle tow and impound over: $180
  • Booking, fingerprinting, and photo fees over: $150
  • Fines between $390 – $1,000
  • Penalties up to: $780
  • Victim restitution fund: $100
  • Up to six months in a county jail Up to six months in a county jail
  • Auto insurance increase minimum of: $5,000 over a ten year period
  • You will need to file an SR-22 with California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • California DMV licensing re-issue fee: $125
  • 15 week alcohol education classes: $555
  • Legal fees minimum: $2,500

Additional costs associated with your DUI arrest

  • Up to 48 hours in jail or more
  • Loss of work time and wages if not losing your job
  • Medical costs if applicable
  • Vehicle or property damage
  • Transportation costs during license suspension
  • Cost of an auto interlock device if required by the California courts

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