First-Time OWI Penalties
A first-time OWI charge can result in severe penalties for the accused if he is convicted. That’s why it’s always a good idea to talk to an experienced OWI attorney before an arraignment.
If the accused is found guilty of an OWI, he may face the following penalties:
- A maximum jail sentence of 93 days;
- Fines of up to $500;
- Up to 360 hours of community service;
- Possible ignition interlock;
- Six points added to driver record;
- Mandatory license suspension for six months.
As you can see, a first-time OWI conviction will result in a six-month license suspension. However, it is possible to request a restricted license after serving 30 days of the suspension. A restricted license can be used to travel to necessary places like work or school while waiting to reinstate a suspended license.
Accused of an OWI?
A trusted OWI attorney could be the difference between losing your driving privileges and staying on the road. If you or a loved one is accused of committing an OWI, you’ll want experienced representation on your case.
Contact White Law, PLLC at (517) 316-1195 for a free consultation for your case!
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