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Hawaii Second Offense DUI Law

A Second offense DUI in Hawaii 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 second offense is classified as a Misdemeanor offense. To be considered a second offense you have previously been convicted of a first DUI within the past 5 years. Punished by a jail sentence of 5 – 14 days, of which the first 48 hours must be served consecutively. If a minor under 15 was in the vehicle there is an additional mandatory 48 hours of jail time. The fines will range from $500 to $1,500 plus court costs and surcharges. If a minor under 15 was in the vehicle there is an additional $500 fine. Serve a minimum of 240 hours of community service. Jail time and fines vary based upon the offenders blood alcohol level. Attendance in a state approved substance abuse program is required.

Administrative Penalties

A second offense refusal to submit to a chemical test will result in an automatic 2 year revocation of your driver’s license. Installation of an ignition interlock will be required if you wish to drive during the revocation period. Your license will be revoked between 1 – 2 years depending upon the circumstances. 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 Hawaii DUI Resources

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