Any third or subsequent OWI offense in Iowa comes with a combination of criminal penalties enforced by the court and administrative penalties against your driver's license handed down by the Department of Transportation.
Any third or subsequent OWI conviction is a Class D Felony offense. To be considered a third or subsequent offense you have had 2 previous convictions within the past 12 year period. Punished by imprisonment in the county or municipal jail for a minimum of 30 days up to a maximum of 5 years. The mandatory minimum jail sentence cannot be suspend, it must be served. The minimum fine amount is $3,125 up to a maximum of $9,375 plus court costs. The court may also impound your vehicle for a period of time to be determined by the court. Attendance in a state approved substance abuse program is required.
Any third or subsequent offense refusal to submit to a chemical test will result in a 2 year revocation of your driver's license. An ignition interlock will be required in order to receive a restricted license from the Department of Transportation. Your license will be revoked for 6 years following any third or subsequent offense. You will be eligible for a restricted license after serving 1 year of the revocation period with the installation of an ignition interlock. 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:
Iowa OWI Laws - Here you will find a comprehensive and detailed explanation of Iowa's OWI laws including all offense levels and penalties.
Iowa SR22 Insurance - We have compiled everything you need to know about Iowa's SR22 insurance and filing requirements including important addresses, phone numbers, etc.
Iowa Substance Abuse Evaluations - We offer a complete listing of state approved DUI & alcohol abuse classes.
Iowa Bail Bond Agents - Comprehensive list of Iowa bail bond agents including address, phone, website, etc.
State Statutes - Complete Iowa OWI statute regarding OWI laws and penalties.
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