Third Offense DUI in Maine

The state of Maine refers to a DUI as an OUI (Operating Under the Influence) and prescribes criminal and administrative penalties. These penalties are more severe if there are aggravating factors which include: a BAC of .15 percent or more, or traveling 30 m.p.h. or more over the speed limit, or attempting to elude an officer of the law, or having a passenger under 21 years of age. A third offense DUI in Maine is a Class C misdemeanor. The lookback period for determinging previous OUI/DUIs is 10 years.

Administrative and Judicial Penalties

An individual with a third offense OUI/DUI in Maine faces a 6 year suspension of their license. Confiscation of the vehicle is also a possibility. The return of the license after suspension ( or if it is reduced) will involve fitting your vehicle with an ignition interlock device.

Judicial penalties are as harsh. For a third offense DUI in Maine, an individual can expect:

  • Fines – A minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $5,000
  • Jail time – 30-day mandatory jail sentence  and up to 5 years
  • 2 years probation
  • Mandatory alcohol education and assessment possibly as well as treatment

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