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Penalties

Criminal penalties range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Civil penalties can range up to $500. Misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of not less than $250 or more than $1,000, imprisonment for up to 90 days, or both a fine and imprisonment.

Persons may be held financially responsible for ecological damage caused by their ORV and ordered to restore such damaged property to the original condition.

Additional penalties for operating an ORV under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances can be imposed and are more severe.

A person convicted of manslaughter, negligent homicide, or a felony resulting from off-road vehicle operation will have six points assessed against his or her driver's license.

Serious criminal and ecological violations also may result in seizure and condemnation of the ORV.