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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Montana is 0.08% per se
Montana Drunk Driving Laws
(If you’ve been charged with Montana DUI, the law allows 30 days for your Montana DUI Lawyer to make a request with the Montana MVD (Motor Vehicle Division) for a hearing to save your driving license)
ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
ALL DRIVERS - POTENTIAL DUI - BAC LIMIT BETWEEN 0.04% and 0.079%
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Montana and implied consent laws are enforced.
Montana is a state with a ten-year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'. A person is considered to have a previous conviction, for sentencing purposes, if less than 10 years has passed between the commission of the current offense and the previous conviction. This applies to second offenses only. If it is the persons third DUI related conviction then all previous in that persons lifetime will be taken into account for sentencing purposes.
NOTE: 3 DUI's within 3 years (habitual traffic offender)
AGGRAVATED DUI: If a driver commits a DUI and:
First DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR
The penalty for a first DUI - drunk driving conviction in Montana:
Second DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR
The penalty for a second DUI - drunk driving conviction in Montana:
Third DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Misdemeanor
The penalty for a third DUI - drunk driving conviction in Montana:
Fourth (and subsequent) DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY
The penalty for a fourth (and subsequent) DUI - drunk driving conviction in Montana:
It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Montana and implied consent laws are enforced.
Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Montana
In Montana, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.
NOTE: If the arrested person has refused to provide a breath, blood or urine sample in a prior investigation in Montana or under a substantially similar statute in another jurisdiction, or the arrested person has a prior or pending conviction for a DUI offense. A police officer may apply for a search warrant to be issued in order to collect a sample of the persons blood for testing.
NOTE: Refusal to submit to the preliminary alcohol screening test at the roadside can also lead to a drivers license suspension of up to 1 year.
First chemical test refusal
Second (and subsequent) chemical test refusal
Montana SR-22 auto insurance is usually required for a period of 3 years after a DUI - drunk driving - alcohol related driving conviction and can be very expensive if you go with the wrong provider. Some insurance companies will not even do an SR22 insurance filing. Get a FREE SR22 DUI auto insurance quote and compare rates to find the best deal, simply enter your ZIP code above and you can be comparing prices for Montana auto insurance in a matter of minutes.
Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Montana
The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Montana for private passenger vehicles is (25/50/10). This equates to the following liability coverage:
What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?
(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.
What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?
(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.
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