Consequences and Penalties

“SC DUI Pentalty for First Offense”

With a Blood Alcohol Content under .10

  • License Suspension – 6 months
  • Fine – $400
  • Jail – Minimum of 48 hours – Maximum of 30 days, or
  • 48 Hours of Public Service Employment

With a Blood Alcohol Content between .10 and .16

  • License Suspension – 6 months
  • Fine – $500
  • Jail – Minimum of 72 hours – Maximum of 30 days, or
  • 72 Hours of Public Service Employment

With a Blood Alcohol Content Above .16

  • License Suspension – 6 months
  • Fine – $1,000
  • Jail – Minimum of 30 days, or
  • 30 days of Public Service Employment

“SC DUI Pentalty for Second Offense”

With a Blood Alcohol Content under .10

  • License Suspension – 1 year
  • Fine – $2,100-$5,100
  • Jail – Minimum of 5 days – Maximum of 1 year

With a Blood Alcohol Content between .10 and .16

  • License Suspension – 1 year
  • Fine – $2,500-$5,500
  • Jail – Minimum of 30 days – Maximum of 2 years

With a Blood Alcohol Content Above .16

  • License Suspension – 1 year
  • Fine – $3,500-$6,500
  • Jail – Minimum of 90 days – Maximum of 3 years

“SC DUI Pentalty for Third Offense”

With a Blood Alcohol Content under .10

  • License Suspension – 2 years
  • Fine – $3,800-$6,300
  • Jail – Minimum of 60 days – Maximum of 3 years

With a Blood Alcohol Content between .10 and .16

  • License Suspension – 2 years
  • Fine – $5,000-$7,500
  • Jail – Minimum of 90 days – Maximum of 4 years

With a Blood Alcohol Content Above .16

  • License Suspension – 2 years
  • Fine – $7,500-$10,000
  • Jail – Minimum of 6 months – Maximum of 6 years

“SC DUI Pentalty for Fourth Offense”

With a Blood Alcohol Content under .10

  • Permanent License Revocation
  • Jail – Minimum of 1 year – Maximum of 5 years

With a Blood Alcohol Content between .10 and .16

  • Permanent License Revocation
  • Jail – Minimum of 2 years – Maximum of 6 years

With a Blood Alcohol Content Above .16

  • Permanent License Revocation
  • Jail – Minimum of 3 years – Maximum of 7 years

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