Penalty Chart for DUI in Los Angeles County (If Convicted)

November 15, 2010

To view the penalty chart for DUI in Los Angeles County, Click here.

* Los Angeles County Superior Court routinely imposes the maximum fine and tacks on additional fees and assessments such that the total fine on a first DUI is approximately $2,700. Monthly installments are allowed.

** If under the age of 21, the license suspension will last at least one year pursuant to “zero tolerance” law.

*** When probation is imposed (aka “sentence suspended”) the actual jail time is generally 2 days for a first offense, 30 days for a 2nd offense, 45 days for a 2nd offense if on probation for a prior DUI, and 120 days on a 3rd offense. There are often alternatives to jail: work release (a community service program) and work furlough. I can help you obtain these alternatives to jail.

Additional Penalties if: