If you can avoid a DUI conviction, the prosecutor will likely have offered you a reduction.  A reduction is usually reckless driving or physical control.  Reckless driving is usually a misdemeanor of the 4th degree when offered as a reduction from DUI.  It carries a 6 month to 3-year suspension, up to 30 days in jail, and up to a $250 fine.  It also carries 4 points on your license.

Another option for a plea will be physical control.  This is not a moving violation and carries 0 points.  However, it is an alcohol violation.  It is a misdemeanor of the 1st degree punishable by up to $1000 fine, 180 days in jail, and up to a 1-year license suspension.

If you are convicted of DUI on a first offense you will be convicted of a misdemeanor of the 1st degree.  You will be sentenced to 3-180 days in jail, 6 months to 3 years license suspension, 6 points on your license, and $375-1075 in fines.

The court has the option to grant you privileges on a DUI suspension.  The court can require you to have restricted plates and a breathalyzer device on the car.   Privileges are usually granted for work, school, medical, and vocational reasons.  All of the above carry real consequences.  This is why it is so important to hire a DUI lawyer that can uncover every possible defense against a conviction.

If you get caught driving outside the privileges you have been granted you can be charged with driving under an OVI suspension.  This offense carries 3-180 days in jail, 6 points, $250-$1000 in fines, up to a 1-year suspension, 30-day immobilization of your car, and they can impound your plates for 30 days.

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