In North Dakota, a second DUI (driving under the influence) conviction is generally a misdemeanor. A DUI is considered a second offense if the driver has one prior DUI conviction within the past seven years. Here are some of the more common consequences and penalties of a second DUI conviction in North Dakota.
North Dakota law sets the minimum and maximum penalties for a second DUI. Generally, the judge sets the specific penalties within the allowable ranges.
A second DUI conviction is a class B misdemeanor and carries ten to 30 days in jail and $1,500 in fines. The driver must also complete at least 360 days in the 24/7 program.
All DUI offenders must complete a substance abuse evaluation and follow the recommended treatment.
The court reports all DUI convictions to the Department of Transportation. For most second-offense DUIs, the state will revoke the driver's license for 365 days. However, for drivers who had a blood alcohol concentration of .18% or more or refused alcohol testing in violation of the implied consent law, the suspension will be two years.
If you've been arrested for driving under the influence in North Dakota, talk to a DUI lawyer as soon as possible. The consequences of a DUI are serious, especially if you have prior convictions. A qualified DUI attorney can tell you how the law applies to your case and help you decide on how best to handle your situation.