DUI Penalties
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The below DUI penalty chart provides sentencing information for a WA State DUI conviction. There are many possible alternatives to a DUI conviction.

Our DUI FAQ helps answer questions you may have if you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in Washington State. It is a good idea to consult with a lawyer before any decisions are made or important deadlines are missed.

BAC Result < .15
or No Test Result
No Prior Offenses
In Past 7 years*
1 Prior Offense
In Past 7 Years*
2 – 3 Prior Offenses
In Past 7 years*
Mandatory Minimum
/Maximum Jail Time
24 Consecutive Hours
/364 Days
30/364 Days 90/364 Days
Electronic Home
Monitoring
15 Days as
Alternative to Jail
60 Days Mandatory 120 Days Mandatory
Mandatory Minimum
/Maximum Fine
$865.50/$5,000 $1,120.50/$5,000 $1,970.50/$5,000
WA Driver’s License 90 Day Suspension 2 Year Revocation 3 Year Revocation
Ignition Interlock
License & Device
Both Required Both Required Both Required
Alcohol/Drug Edu.
or Treatment
Court Determined Court Determined Court Determined
BAC Result ≥ .15
or Test Refusal
No Prior Offenses
In Past 7 years*
1 Prior Offense
In Past 7 Years*
2 – 3 Prior Offenses
In Past 7 years*
Mandatory Minimum
/Maximum Jail Time
2 Consecutive Days
/364 Days
45/364 Days 120/364 Days
Electronic Home
Monitoring
30 Days as
Alternative to Jail
90 Days Mandatory 150 Days Mandatory
Mandatory Minimum
/Maximum Fine
$1120.50/$5,000 $1545.50/$5,000 $2820.50/$5,000
WA Driver’s License 1 Year Revocation
2 Years if BAC refused
900 Day Revocation
3 Years if BAC Refused
4 Year Revocation
Ignition Interlock
License & Device
Both Required Both Required Both Required
Alcohol/Drug Edu.
or Treatment
Court Determined Court Determined Court Determined

*A prior offense for purposes of sentencing for a subsequent DUI offense is: Any prior DUI conviction, or any conviction for Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving or Reckless Endangerment that was previously amended from a DUI charge. Also, any deferred prosecution within seven years (even if successfully completed) counts as a prior offense.

The above table is for information purposes only. Washington DUI laws, penalties, and fines are subject to change. An attorney should be consulted to provide you with the most current DUI/DWI legal information.