Operating While Intoxicated



Criminal Penalties

  • First Offense: Serious Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000. The minimum jail time is 48 hours. Offenders must also undergo a substance abuse evaluation and comply with recommendations.
  • Second Offense: Aggravated Misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in prison. The minimum jail time is seven days. The fine ranging from $1,500 to $5,000.
  • Third or Subsequent Offense: A class "D" Felony, punishable by imprisonment up to five years, and a fine ranging from $2,500 to $7,500. The minimum jail time is 30 days.

Deferred Judgements:

  • A deferred judgement is when a person is placed on probation, and if probation is successfully completed, conviction will not be entered
  • A person is not eligible for a deferred judgement if their blood/alcohol level is above .15
  • Deferred judgements are not available if a person refuses to consent to testing requested in accordance to the Iowa Implied Consent Law (I.C.A. 321J.6)
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