In the District of Columbia, a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher qualifies you for a DWI conviction (an arrest for a BAC below .08 may qualify the driver for a DUI). A third DWI within 15 years will result in penalties that vary depending on the driver's BAC reading (as explained below).
A third DUI/DWI conviction will lead to the suspension of your driver's license for up to two years and payment of a license reinstatement fee. You will also have to file a form declaring proof of financial responsibility.
Criminal penalties refer to a court ordered punishment that will appear on your record such as fines, jail time, community service, etc. The punishment for a third DUI/DWI in D.C. includes:
However, the court may institute other requirements depending on your personal situation and circumstances such as:
The lookback period in D.C. for DUI/DWI offenses is 15 years.
DUI/DWI offenses are classified as a misdemeanor in D.C. However, if the situation that led to the DUI conviction resulted in the death or injury of others, there could be other criminal charges that may qualify as felony offenses.
Because of the seriousness of the penalties (and mandatory jail time), you may benefir from consulting with an attorney expereince in D.C. DWIs.