Sierra County DUI Penalties

First Offense

First time DUI in Sierra County

CA. Minimum 48 hours county jail converted to alternate work project or credit for time served

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 Sierra County

10-60 days in Sierra County Jail usually converted to 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 Sierra County

120-180 days in county jail

Fines & Penalties totaling approximately $2500

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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