Montana Felony DUI

Montana Felony DUI

In Montana, a fourth or subsequent DUI is considered a felony and comes with significantly increased penalties.

A person convicted of felony DUI faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and must serve a minimum term of 13 months in an appropriate correctional facility or program. He or she also faces fines between $5,000 and $10,000.

Typically, someone convicted of felony DUI is placed in the WATCh program , a treatment program at the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs. During at least the first six months of treatment, a person convicted of felony DUI will be incarcerated. However, if the person successfully completes six months of the program, he or she becomes eligible to serve the remainder of the sentence on probation.


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