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Delaware Fourth Offense DUI Law

To be considered a fourth or subsequent offense DUI, the current offense the offender has had three or more offenses in their lifetime. A fourth offense DUI in Delaware comes with a combination of criminal penalties enforced by the court and administrative penalties against your driver’s license handed down by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Criminal Penalties

A fourth offense is a Class E Felony offense. Punished by a term of imprisonment of two to five years, a of $3,000 to $7,000 plus all court costs. Jail time and fines vary based upon the offenders blood alcohol level. Attendance in a state approved alcohol education program is required.

Administrative Penalties

If your license had been reinstated following your third offense, you will be looking at a lifetime revocation this time around. You may apply for reinstatement with the DMV after 4 years of the revocation period has passed. If the DMV grants you reinstatement, an IID will be required for at least 15 years, possibly longer. An SR-22 form filing will be required for a period of 3 years beyond license reinstatement period. You can apply for your SR-22 filing below:

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Additional Delaware DUI Resources

  • Delaware DUI Laws – Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Delaware’s DUI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
  • Delaware First Offense DUI – First offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware Second Offense DUI – Second offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware Third Offense DUI – Fourth offense information including penalties, fines, potential jail time, license suspension, DUI classes, and more.
  • Delaware SR22 Insurance Filing – We have compiled everything you need to know about Delaware’s SR22 insurance and filing requirements including important addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • Delaware Alcohol Education Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol education classes.
  • Delaware Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of Delaware bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
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