DUI Laws in the State of South Dakota include jail time, fines, and loss of the privilege to drive for even first time offenders. In fact, first time offenders in South Dakota will spend up to one year in jail and they will pay up to $1000 in fines. The first offender will also lose their privilege to drive for anywhere from 30 days to 1 year. A restricted license may be possible with valid SR22 Insurance.
A second DUI conviction in the State of South Dakota will net the offender up to one year in jail. They will pay fines up to $1000 and lose their privilege to drive for a period of 180 days to 1 year. The second offender may be eligible for a restricted license, but they must have proof of SR22 insurance. In addition to the above-mentioned penalties, they are also required to complete a chemical dependency program.
Third DUI offenders in South Dakota are guilty of a Class 6 Felony. They will spend up to 2 years in jail and pay fines up to $2000. The offender will lose their privilege to drive for a period of one year, and a restricted license is possible with proof of SR22 Insurance. They must also complete a chemical dependency program.