What will happen now that I have been charged with my 4th OWI charge?
I am on probation now but never had a felony. Will I get jail time if the state charges me with a felony?
In IL, a fourth offense conviction is an aggravated DUI offense, which is a Class 2 felony. The penalties for a fourth offense DUI conviction are as follows:
- Jail time: Up to 3 to 7 years in jail. If your BAC level was .16% or greater you will face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days.
- Fines: The maximum fines can be up to $25,000 whether or not a child under the age of 16 was in the vehicle at the time. If your BAC level was .16% or greater the mandatory minimum fine is $2,500.
- License Revocation: Your driver's license will be revoked for life following a conviction with no chance of a restricted driving permit.
- Community Service: If the offense was with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle, you will have to serve 25 days of community service in a program benefiting children.