Sacramento County DUI Penalties

First Offense

First time DUI in Sacramento County

Minimum 48 hours county jail or alternate work project

Fines plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2300

Minimum 3-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 Sacramento County

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

Fines plus penalty assessments totaling roughly $2300

18 month DUI school

4 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 Sacramento County

120-180 days in county jail or alternate work project

Fines & Penalties totaling approximately $3000

Completion of a 30 Month Drug/Alcohol program

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

4-5 years informal probation


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