What Happens if I Get a 5th DUI in Illinois?

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How much time for a 5th DUI in Illinois?

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Fifth DUI Illinois

Every time you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Illinois, the penalties increase. A fifth DUI conviction in Illinois is much more serious than a first time DUI. Over the past decade, Illinois has cracked down on drunk drivers, making the penalties for DUI more and more severe. Your fifth DUI conviction is a class 1 felony. This will result in a revocation of your driving privileges for life with no relief available.

BAC Over .16

BAC stands for blood alcohol content. Having a BAC of .08 or higher while driving is illegal. A BAC of twice the legal limit, .16, has increased penalties above the regular penalty. On a fifth DUI, a BAC of .16 adds a mandatory minimum fine of $5,000 to your penalty.

Transporting a Child

The presence of a child in your car while driving under the influence also increases your penalties if convicted. For a fifth DUI in Illinois, if you are transporting a child while driving under the influence you will have to pay a mandatory $25,000 fine in addition to any other penalties. Furthermore, you will be required to serve 25 hours in a program benefiting children.

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Penalty for 5th DUI Chart

The following chart lists the potential 5th DUI penalties for DUI convictions. Every case is different and penalties are determined by the specific case.

DUI Offense 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th or subsequent
Class of Offense Class Amisdemeanor Class Amisdemeanor Class 2 felony Class 2 felony Class 1 felony Class X felony
Possible Penalties:
Jail/Imprisonment 1-364 days 1-364 daysMandatory minimum of 5 days or 240 hours

community service

3-7 years 3-7 years 4-15 years 6-30 years
Periodic Imprisonment Up to 12 months Up to 12 months 18-30 months 18-30 months 3-4 years None
Supervision Up to 2 years None None None None None
Conditional Discharge Up to 2 years Up to 2 years Up to 4 years None None None
Probation Up to 2 years Up to 2 years Up to 4 years None None None
Revocation of driving privileges 1 year 5 years minimum 10 years minimum for life, no relief available for life, no relief available for life, no relief available
Fine Up to $2,5000 Up to $2,500 Up to $25,000 Up to $25,000 Up to $25,000 Up to $25,000

Additional DUI Penalties

  • Suspension of Vehicle registration
  • Conviction if a permanent part of driving record
  • Complete alcohol/drug evaluation and treatment program
  • Meet requirements of Secretary of State’s Department of Administrative Hearings
  • Must carry high risk auto insurance for 3 years
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Call a DUI Defense Attorney

If you are arrested for a fifth DUI in Illinois, make sure you call a reputable DUI defense attorney right away. Dennis F. Dwyer defends against DUI charges. A fifth DUI convictions has severe penalties. Call his office today to discuss your case.

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