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Hawaii Third Offense DUI Law

A third 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

If this is a third DUI offense within the past 10 years, it will be treated as a Class C Felony offense. Beyond the 10 year period it will be a Misdemeanor. There is a minimum jail sentence of 10 days on a third conviction, of which 2 days must be served consecutively. If a minor under 15 was in the vehicle you will need to serve an additional 48 hours. You may be required to forfeite your vehicle upon a third offense. The fines will be between $500 and $2,500 plus additional surcharges and all court costs. If a minor was in the vehicle there will be an additional $500 fine that is mandatory. 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 third offense refusal to submit to a chemical test will result in an automatic 4 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 2 – 4 years. If this was a third offense within a 5 year period the revocation your license can be revoked for up to 10 years. 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 Second Offense DUI – Second 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 DUI Education Classes – We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol education classes.
  • Hawaii Bail Bondsmen – Comprehensive list of Hawaii bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
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