Penalties

First Offense:
A first offense for a DUI in Michigan, although less strict than some states, carries strict penalties that can include; jail of up to ninety-three days, fines from one-hundred to five-hundred dollars in addition to a yearly one-thousand dollar fine for two years, a suspended license for up to six months (with an eligibility for restricted driving privileges after 30 days), and six points on the driver’s license. Michigan DUI laws also allow for the possibility of community service up to 350 hours, the installment of an ignition interlock device, or even total vehicle immobilization.
Second Offense:
Receiving a second DUI in Michigan can correlate to jail-time for five days up to one year, a suspended license for one year, six points on a driver’s license, removal of license plates and vehicle immobilization for three to six months, an ignition interlock device, and fines from two-hundred to one-thousand dollars in addition to the yearly one-thousand dollar fee for two years. Michigan DUI laws also stipulate a possibility of community service for one to three months.
Third Offense:
Being charged with a third DUI in Michigan is a felony, carrying with it probation with one to twelve months in jail, one to five years imprisonment, driver’s license revocation for a minimum one year, the confiscation of license plates with the vehicle immobilized for three to six months, fines of two-hundred to one-thousand dollars in addition to the yearly one-thousand dollars for two years, and possible community service for two to six months.