DUI Penalty Chart for Washington State

DOL Administrative Penalties – breath test .08 or higher – even if found not guilty of DUI Criminal penalties if No Prior Offense in the last 7 years Criminal penalties if Second Offense – One Prior Offense in the last 7 years Criminal penalties if Third Offense – Two Prior Offenses in the last 7 years

Breath Test Under .15% Or No Breath Test But Not A Refusal

  • 90 day license suspension
  • Two year license revocation if second or subsequent administrative action within seven years.
  • License is marked for 60 days
  • 20 days to request hearing
  • $200 hearing fee unless indigent
  • Hearing within 60 days of arrest
  • $150 reissue fee
  • SR-22 Insurance required 3 years thereafter
  • One day in jail minimum, one year maximum
  • OR 15 days Electronic Home Detection (EHD)
  • $823 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • 90 day license suspension
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary license for 5 years after reinstatement
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock for at least one year
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)
  • Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years
  • 30 days in jail minimum, one year maximum, PLUS 60 days EHD
  • $1,078 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • Two year license revocation
  • Driving and knowledge exams
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary license for 5 years after reinstatement
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock for one year (if no previous interlock)
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)
  • Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years
  • 90 days in jail minimum, one year maximum, PLUS 120 days EHD
  • $1,928 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • Three year license revocation
  • Driving and knowledge exams
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary license for 5 years after reinstatement
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock for one year if no previous interlock, five years if a previous interlock, ten years if two previous interlocks
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)
  • Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years

Breath Test .15% Or Higher or Refusal To Take Breath Test

  • 90 day license suspension
  • One year license revocation if refused the test and no prior administrative actions within seven years.
  • Two year license revocation if second or subsequent administrative action (refusal or breath test over legal limit) within seven years.
  • License is marked for 60 days
  • 20 days to request hearing
  • $200 hearing fee
  • Hearing within 60 days of arrest
  • $150 reissue fee
  • SR-22 Insurance required 3 years thereafter
  • Two days in jail minimum, one year maximum OR 30 days EHD
  • $1,078 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • One year license revocation if took breath test
  • Two year license revocation if refused breath test
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary License for 5 years after reinstatement
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock not less than one year
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)
  • Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years
  • 45 days in jail minimum, one year maximum, PLUS 90 days EHD
  • $1,503 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • 900 day revocation if took breath test
  • Three year revocation if refused breath test
  • Driving and knowledge exams
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary license for 5 years
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock not less than one year (if no prev interlock)
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)

* Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years

  • 120 days in jail minimum, one year maximum PLUS 150 days EHD
  • $2,778 total minimum, up to $5,000 fine
  • Four year license revocation
  • Driving and knowledge exams
  • SR-22 Insurance
  • Probationary license for 5 years
  • Up to five years monitored probation
  • Ignition interlock not less than one year if no prev interlock, five years if a previous interlock; ten years if two previous interlocks
  • Alcohol evaluation and treatment (up to two years)
  • Probation monitoring (and fees) for up to five years

This DUI penalty chart may not contain every possible available form of punishment for DUI. It is important you confirm the potential penalties of your DUI arrest with an experience DUI defense attorney.