Drunk Driving – Chart of Offenses/Penalties

Crime 1st Offense 2nd Offense
OWI/OWVI—625(1) Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:1 or more of the following:Up to 93 days jail; $100 – $500 fine; up to 45 days comm svc
Licensing: 30/150 days susp./rest.
Plate conf: None
Immob: Permissive up to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:$200 – $1000 fine And one or more of the following: 5 days to 1 year jail; 30-90 days comm svc.
Licensing: minimum 1 year revocation/denial
Plate conf: Required
Immob: Required 90 to 180 days unless forfeited.
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
OWVI—625(3) Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:1 or more of the following:
Up to 93 days jail; up to $300 fine; up to 45 days comm svc.
Licensing: 90 days rest.
Plate conf: None
Immob: Permissive up to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:$200 – $1000 fine And one or more of the following: 5 days to 1 year jail; 30-90 days comm svc.
Licensing: minimum 1 year revocation/denial
Plate conf: Required
Immob: Required 90 to 180 days unless forfeited
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
Zero Tolerance—625(6) Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:Up to $250 fine OR up to 60 days comm svc, or both.
Licensing: 30 days rest.
Plate conf: None
Immob: None
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:One or more of the following: up to 60 days comm svc; up to $500 fine; up to 93 days jail.
Licensing: 90 day susp OR if prior —625 then minimum 1 year revocation/denial
Plate conf: None
Immob: None
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
Child Endangerment—625(7) Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:$200 – $1000 fine AND one or more of the following: 5 days to 1 year jail; 30-90 days comm svc.
Licensing: 90/90 susp./rest.
Plate conf: None
Immob: Permissive up to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
Felony

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:$500 – $5000 fine And either of the following: 1-5 years prison; probation with 30 days to 1 year jail AND 60-180 days comm svc.
Licensing: minimum 1 year revocation/denial
Plate conf: Required
Immob: Required 90 to 180 days unless forfeited
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
Endangerment – Zero Tolerance w/occupant < 16 Misdemeanor
Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:One or more of the following: up to 60 days comm svc; up to $500 fine; up to 93 days in jail.
Licensing: 90/90 susp./rest.
Plate conf: see 1st, 2nd offense
Immob: see 1st & 2nd
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
Misdemeanor
Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:$200 – $1000 fine AND one or more of the following: 5 days to 1 year jail; 30-90 days comm svc.
Licensing: revoke
Plate conf: see 1st, 2nd offense
Immob: see 1st & 2nd
Reg Deny: None
Forf: Permissive
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
.04 CDL (Commercial Drivers License)—625m(1) Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:Up to $300 fine OR up to 93 days jail, or both
Licensing: CDL – 1 year susp., OPR 90 days rest., HAZ – 3 year susp.
Plate conf: None
Immob: Permissive up to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:Up to $1000 fine OR up to 1 year prison, or both
Licensing: CDL – minimum 10 yr rev., OPR 1 yr rev./den.
Plate conf: Required
Immob: Required 90 to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
  1st Offense 2nd Offense
Drug Law Violations Misdemeanor

ALL
Licensing: 30/150 susp./rest.
Misdemeanor

ALL
Licensing: 60/365 susp./rest.

The following chart shows the penalties for Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)

  DWLS—904(1) Knowing Allowed Someone to DWLS—904(2)
1st Offense (no *priors)

*For purposes of immobilization, priors are defined are prior mandatory additional suspension/revocation imposed pursuant to 904(10), (11), and (12); not prior convictions of DWLS
Misdemeanor

Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:Up to 93 days jail; up to $500 fine, or both.
Licensing: Mandatory addtional under —904(10), (11), and (12).
Plate conf: None(Cancel upon notice by officer)
Immob: None
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Same sanctions as shown to the left
  DWLS—904(1) Knowing Allowed Someone to DWLS—904(2)
2nd Offense or 1 *prior 904 susp. within 7 years Misdemeanor
Fine/Jail/Comm Svc:Up to 1 year jail; up to $1000 fine, or both.
Licensing: Mandatory additional under —904(10), (11) and (12).
Plate conf: None(Cancel upon notice by officer)
Immob: Permissive up to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Same sanctions as shown to the left
  DWLS—904(1) Knowing Allowed Someone to DWLS—904(2)
3rd Offense or 2 *prior 904 susp. within 7 years Misdemeanor Criminal – SameLicensing: Mandatory additional under —904(10), (11), and (12).

Plate conf: Required
Immob: 90 to 180 days
Reg Deny: None
Forf: None
Same sanctions as shown to the left
  DWLS—904(1) Knowing Allowed Someone to DWLS—904(2)
4th Offense or 3 *prior 904 susp. within 7 years Misdemeanor

Criminal – SameLicensing: Mandatory additional under —904(10), (11), and (12).
Plate conf: Required
Immob: 90 to 180 days
Reg Deny: Required
Forf: None
Same sanctions as shown to the left
  DWLS—904(1) Knowing Allowed Someone to DWLS—904(2)
5th Offense or 4 *prior 904 susp. within 7 years Misdemeanor

Criminal – SameLicensing: Mandatory additional under —904(10), (11) and (12).
Plate conf: Required
Immob: 1 – 3 years
Reg Deny: RequiredForf: None
Same sanctions as shown to the left

License Suspension: Minors in Possession of Alcohol, minor Transports or Possesses Alcohol in Motor Vehicle

1st Offense None
2nd Offense Suspended 90-180 daysRestricted Available After 30 days.
3rd Offense Suspended 180 days – 1 yearRestricted Available After 60 days.
  1. Screening and Additional Costs. All Convictions for alcohol related driving offenses require the judge to order the defendant to undergo screening for substance abuse, and rehabilitation may be part of any sentence, all at defendant’s expense. [MCL 257.625b(5)] In addition, the defendant may be ordered to pay the cost of prosecution. [MCL 257.625(12)]
  2. License Suspensions and Restrictions. The maximum possible license sanction that may be imposed will be based upon the master driving record maintained by the Secretary of State under MCL 257.204. [MCL 257.625b(4)]. Sentences and licensing action also apply to a person convicted of an attempted violation of any of the offenses listed above as if the offense had been completed. [MCL 257.204b(b)] Anyone driving while license suspended or revoked is also subject to license suspension or revocation for a like period of the original suspension or revocation.