- 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 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.