Butte County DUI Penalties

First Offense

First time DUI in Butte County

Three years of summary probation,

A $390 fine plus penalties and assessments totaling roughly $2010

A three-month drug/alcohol program

48 hours county jail (increasingly not allowing work release)

6 month California Driver License suspension (but the defendant can usually continue driving if he/she drives with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for 6 months)


Second DUI within 10 Years

Second time DUI in Butte County

Five years of summary probation,

Pay a fine of $390, plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2010

A 2nd Offender DUI school that is 18 months in length.

14-20 days in county jail (increasingly not allowing work release)

3 AA meetings per week

Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for 1 year


Third DUI within 10 Years

IMPORTANT: These are the basic DUI sentences generally imposed by the court. Individual sentences may vary depending upon the specifics of the case. You should always talk with a DUI attorney about the specifics of your situation.

Third time DUI in Butte County

Five years of summary probation, with the same terms and conditions of The 1st or 2nd Offense DUI in California

Pay a fine of $390, plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2010

A drug/alcohol program that is 18-30 months in length

3 AA meetings per week

A "mandatory minimum" of 120 days in the county jail to a maximum of one year.

Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for 2 years


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