Maine Penalties

Maine Criminal Penalties

In general, Maine imposes the following penalties:

Class E: Up to 6 months in jail, $1,000 fine, and possible probation.

Class D: Up to 364 days in jail, $2,000 fine, and up to 2-year probation.

Class C: Up to 5 years in prison, $5,000 fine, and 2-year probation.

Class B: Up to 10 years in prison, $20,000 fine, and 3-year probation.

Class A: Up to 30 years in prison, $50,000 fine, and 4-year probation.

Murder: Up to life with a 25-year minimum.

There may also be collateral consequences, specifically, immigration consequences for non-citizens, travel restrictions for OUI convictions, implications for federal student financial aid, ability to possess firearms, and employment to name a few.

Maine OUI Penalties

OUI 1 st: Class D crime, mandatory $500 fine, 150 loss of license/driving privileges, completion of Maine Driver Education and Evaluation Program for OUI offenders (DEEP), plus reinstatement and administrative fees. Early reinstatement with interlock and work-restricted license possible. Mandatory jail time (48 hours) for testing .15% BrAC or above, excessive speed, eluding a police officer, or operating with passenger under 21. Mandatory jail time (96 hours) and $600 fine for refusal to complete breath or blood test.

OUI 2 nd: Class D crime, mandatory $700 fine, 7 days in jail, 3-year loss of license/privileges, and, if refusal, $900 fine and mandatory 12 days in jail. Early reinstatement possible with interlock after 9 months.

Administrative Suspensions

Test-Over: 150 days (1 st offense within 10 years); 3 years (2 nd offense within 10 years); 6 years (3 rd offense within 10 years), etc.

Refusal: 275 days (1 st offense), 18-month (2 nd offense), 4-year (3 rd offense), etc.