Consequences of a DUI in Delaware

The cost of a DUI in Delaware always varies depending on your case. The following estimates are just to give you an idea of how much it could cost you if you were to get a DUI charge or even multiple DUI charges in Delaware.

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First DUI Charge in Delaware

  • Your first DUI charge in the state of Delaware can result in a max jail time of 6 months. 
  • You can have fines and penalties ranging from $500 – $1500 depending on the conditions of your charges.
  • Your license suspension can range from 12 to 24 months depending on the conditions of your charges.
  • You will receive an IID (Ignition Interlock Device).

Second DUI Charge in Delaware

  • Your second DUI charge can cost you jail time of 2 – 18 months.
  • You can have fines and penalties ranging from $750 – $2500.
  • Your license can be suspended for 24 – 30 months.
  • An IID (Ignition Interlock Device) may possibly be given after 24 months.

Third DUI Charge in Delaware

  • You face jail time between 1 – 2 years.
  • Your fines and penalties may add up to $1500 – $5000.
  • The state will suspend your license between 24 – 36 months.
  • You face the possibility of an IID (Ignition Interlock Device) after the first 24 months.

Fourth DUI Charge in Delaware

  • You face jail time between 2 – 5 years.
  • Your fines and penalties will range from $3000 – $7000.
  • License suspension for 60 months.
  • The state may require an IID (Ignition Interlock Device) after 48 months.

Fifth DUI Charge in Delaware

  • Fifth DUI charges are classified as a Class E felony.
  • You face fines no less than $3500 and no more than $10000.
  • You face jail time for no less than 3 years and no more than 5 years.

Sixth DUI Charge in Delaware

  • Sixth DUI charges are classified as a Class D felony.
  • You face fines no less than $5000 and no more than $10000.
  • You face jail time for no less than 5 years and no more than 10 years.

Seventh DUI Charge in Delaware.

  • Seventh DUI charges are classified as a Class C felony.
  • You face fines no less than $10000 and no more than $15000.
  • You face jail time for no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years.

Blood Alcohol Level for a DUI in Delaware?

  • Under the age of 21 = 0.02%
  • 21 or older = 0.08%
  • Commercial DUI = 0.04%

What if you refuse a chemical test in Delaware?

  • Automatic fines and a license suspension for one year (2 years if under the age of 21)
  • If a second offense occurs, you will receive fines again and a suspended license for 18 months.
  • Every other offense after the second offense, your driver’s license gets suspended for 24 months.

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