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32-23-2Punishment for prohibited driving--First offense.

If conviction for a violation of § 32-23-1 is for a first offense, such person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, and the defendant's driving privileges shall be revoked for not less than thirty days. However, the court may in its discretion issue an order upon proof of financial responsibility, pursuant to § 32-35-113, permitting the person to operate a vehicle for purposes of employment, 24/7 sobriety testing, attendance at school, or attendance at counseling programs. The court may also order the revocation of the defendant's driving privilege for a further period not to exceed one year or restrict the privilege in such manner as it sees fit for a period not to exceed one year.

Source: SL 1953, ch 246, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 44.9922 (1); SL 1973, ch 195, § 5; SL 1975, ch 207, § 1; SL 1976, ch 198; SL 1977, ch 189, § 112; SL 1985, ch 263, § 1; SL 1991, ch 252, § 17; SL 1994, ch 255, § 5; SL 2006, ch 168, § 4; SL 2008, ch 161, § 1, eff. Feb. 27, 2008.


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