Placer County DUI Penalties

First Offense

First time DUI in Placer County

The Placer County Prosecutors usually seek out the following sentence to those who have been convicted of their first time DUI in the county of Placer, when no aggravating factors exist:

Minimum of 48 hours county jail

Fines plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2000

3-9 month DUI school

3 years informal probation

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 Placer County

10-60 days in Placer County Jail or alternate work project

Fines plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2300

18 month DUI school

5 years informal probation

Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device 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 Placer County

120-180 days in county jail

Fines & Penalties totaling approximately $3000

Completion of an 18 Month Drug/Alcohol program

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

5 years informal probation


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