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DUI Consequences, Sentencing Grid Washington State 2013

Being convicted of driving while impaired gets you to this point

Court – DUI Sentencing Grid (RCW 46.61.5055 as amended by statute effective September 28, 2013, and January 1, 2014)

BAC Result < .15 or No Test Result

No Prior Offense1

One Prior Offense1

Two or Three Prior Offenses1

Mandatory Minimum /Maximum Jail Time2 24 Consecutive Hours/364 Days 30/364 Days 90/364 Days
If Passenger Under 16 Mandatory Jail Additional 24 hours Additional 5 days Additional 10 days
EHM/Jail Alternative2 15 Days in Lieu of Jail 60 Days Mandatory/     4 Days Jail Min. 120 Days Mandatory/   8 Days Jail Min.
Mandatory Minimum /Maximum Fine3 $940.50/$5,000 $1,195.50/$5,000 $2,045.50/$5,000
If Passenger Under 16 Minimum/Range4 $1,000/$1,000-$5,000 + assessments $1,000/$2,000-$5,000 + assessments $1, 000/$3,000-$10,000 + assessments
Driver’s License** 90-Day Suspension 2-Year Revocation 3-Year Revocation
II Driver’s License* II Device DOL imposed DOL imposed DOL imposed
If Passenger Under 16 II Device Additional 6 Months Additional 6 Months Additional 6 Months
24/7 Sobriety Program2 N/A As Ordered Mandatory
Alcohol/Drug Ed./Victim Impact or Treatment As Ordered As Ordered As Ordered
Expanded alcohol assessment/treatment N/A As Ordered Mandatory/treatment if appropriate

DUI Consequences, continued.

BAC Result .15 or Test Refusal

No Prior Offense1

One Prior Offense1

Two or Three Prior Offenses1

Mandatory Minimum /Maximum Jail Time2 48 Consecutive hours-/364 Days 45/364 Days 120/364 Days
If passenger under 16 Mandatory Jail Additional 24 hours Additional 5 days Additional 10 days
EHM/Jail Alternative2 30 Days in Lieu of Jail 90 Days Mandatory/ 6 Days Jail Min. 150 Days Mandatory/ 10 Days Jail Min.
Mandatory Minimum/ Maximum Fine3 $1,195.50/$5,000 $1,620.50/$5,000 $2,895.50/$5,000
If Passenger Under 16 Minimum/Range4 $1,000/$1,000-$5,000 + assessments $1,000/$2,000-$5,000 + assessments $1, 000/$3,000-$10,000 + assessments
Driver’s License** 1-Year Revocation 2 Years if BAC refused 900-Days Revocation 3 Years if BAC refused 4-Year Revocation
II Driver’s License* II Device DOL imposed DOL imposed DOL imposed
If Passenger Under 16 II Device Additional 6 Months Additional 6 Months Additional 6 Months
24/7 Sobriety Program2 N/A As ordered Mandatory
Alcohol/Drug Ed./Victim Impact or Treatment As Ordered As Ordered As Ordered
Expanded alcohol assessment/treatment N/A As Ordered Mandatory/treatment if appropriate

Department of Licensing Required Ignition Interlock Device Requirements,
RCW 46.20.720(3), (4) as amended with statutes effective through January 1, 2014.*

No Previous Restriction – no less than:

Previous 1-Year Restriction – no less than:

1 Year

5 Years

Restriction effective, until IID vendor certifies to DOL that none of the following occurred within four months prior to date of release:  any attempt to start the vehicle with a BAC of .04 or more unless another test performed within 10 minutes registers a breath alcohol concentration lower that 0.04 and the digital image confirms the same person provided both samples; failure to take any random test unless a review of the digital image confirms that the vehicle was not occupied by the driver at the time of the missed test; failure to pass any random retest with a breath alcohol concentration of 0.025 or lower unless another test performed within 10 minutes registers a breath alcohol concentration lower than 0.025, and the digital image confirms the same person provided both samples; failure of the person to appear at the IID vendor when required.

Excerpt from the State of Washington DUI Sentencing Grid.

This is the index page. It shows previous grids for those who want to see how the law and DUI consequences or penalties have evolved over time.

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