Q: 5-65-103 1ST DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED - DWI 1ST; MU I'm needing to know what the MU means
A: "MU" means "Misdemeanor Unclassified." In Arkansas Misdemeanors are classified as
A Up to 1 year in the county jail and $2,500. This is for DWI 1.
B Up to 90 days in the county jail and $1,000.
C Up to 30 days in the county jail and $500 fine.
U the jail time and fine amount is in the actual statute
DWI 1 carries up to one year in the county jail and up to $2500 in fines.
DWI is a serious issue. Usually, if one is found guilty or pleads guilty, the fine is $600 to $1000 and one must have at least one day of jail. There are dozens of issues presented with the charge of DWI. For instance, driving privileges are suspended for many months but there may be circumstances to drive to work or the hospital. It is a good idea to speak with an attorney. If you drive for a living, you may lose your license to drive for one year.
Costs are a few hundred to a few thousand. Also, you will need to attend DWI and MADD classes. The state wants you to know more about DWI so you will take classes. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) is an organization whose members have lost family members to people who drink and drive. You will need to attend some of their classes and listen to mothers who have lost children. It's very moving and shows us some of the negative consequences of driving while impaired.
In any event, get an attorney. Getting charged with DWI is proof that one may have a drinking problem. Going to court without an attorney . . .
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