Second Offender: DUI Penalties
Unless the circumstances of your DUI case allow for enhanced penalties or for a felony upgrade (as may have been shown on a previous screen), then your DUI is most likely a Class A misdemeanor.
A Class A misdemeanor is an offense that is punishable by up to $2500 in court fines and up to 1 year in jail. Sentences may include supervision, probation or conditional discharge.
However, if at the time of the DUI offense you 1) had been charged with a DUI in the past and as a result you were later found guilty of more than one such DUI charge , either after a trial, after a stipulation or after a plea of guilty to that charge, and/or if you 2) had previously pleaded guilty to or stipulated to the facts supporting a charge or a finding of guilty to a violation of Section 11-503 (Reckless Driving) of the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar provision of a local ordinance or any similar law or ordinance of another state, and the plea or stipulation was the result of a plea agreement, then you are not eligible for a sentence of supervision.
If you have committed a violation of DUI or a similar provision a second time, then the law also requires you to be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of either 5 days of imprisonment or 240 hours of community service.
These penalties are in addition to any other penalties that may be imposed by the court or administrative sanctions of the Secretary of State. Please make your next selection above to determine what other penalties may apply to your DUI case.