By WILLIAM FRANCIS
If you have not ben convicted of DUI or participated in a diversion program within the previous 15 years, these are the typical penalties for a first conviction of DUI:
A DUI charge is a Class A misdemeanor, which means conviction carries a possible sentence of up to a year in jail and a fine of $6,250. In practically all DUI cases, the sentence is much less extreme, with a standard two-day jail sentence and a fine of $1,000 for a first conviction.
If there is a conviction on a first DUI and a blood alcohol content was .15 percent or more, the fine increases.
Penalties Increase for Second DUI ConvictionIf you already have a DUI on your record, penalties increase for each subsequent conviction. These are the typical penalties for a second DUI conviction:
Like any other Class A misdemeanor, Oregon statutes provide that a first or second DUI conviction has a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of $6,250.
Felony DUI: If a person is arrested for DUI with two prior DUI convictions, there is a high level of probability that the person will be indicted by a Grant Jury and charged with Felony DUI.
On conviction for Felony DUI, a Judge is required to sentence a Defendant under a law known as Measure 73.
The minimum sentences on conviction for Felony DUI is 60 days. Generally a fine and other Court assessments will total $2,500 or more. Additionally, a third conviction for DUI will result in the following penalties:
If a third DUI is charged as a Class C felony, Oregon law provides that conviction on this offense carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of $125,000. A minimum sentence of 90 days is generally imposed on conviction for a first felony conviction for DUI.