A Felony DWI charge will be filed as either a class D or E depending on the circumstances. Repeat offenders and defendants with a child in the car are at risk. Learn more
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense whereas as charge of driving while ability impaired (DWAI) is a violation and therefore non-criminal.
A conviction for the first DWAI, either after trial or as a result of plea bargain, is a non-criminal offense and the penalties are:
A fine between $300-$500 and up to 15 days in jail, or both a fine and jail.
A Court surcharge of $265.
A DMV Driver Responsibility fine of $250 each year for 3 years for a total of $750.
A Period of Probation, Conditional Discharge, or up to 15...