Prior Conviction for DUI?
2nd, 3rd or 4th DUI Charge - a Serious Legal Problem
If you are convicted for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th DUI offense, you can expect much harsher penalties to be imposed by the court. This is a dangerous legal issue, and could lead to a long term in jail or prison, based upon the facts of your case. At Maas and Russo, we are dedicated to defending our clients who are facing DUI charges who have a prior DUI conviction on record.
What Are the Penalties for Multiple DUIS?
When you are facing a second or subsequent DUI conviction, the penalties escalate. A second conviction can lead to a sentence that includes a jail term of 90 days to 1 year, fines from $390 to $1000, and a 2 year suspension of your driver's license. A third conviction can mean 120 days to a year in jail, fines of $390 to $1000, and your license suspended for 3 years. A fourth conviction can mean 16 months in jail or a 2-3 year prison sentence, or 180 days to 1 year in jail, fines of $390 to $1000, and your license suspended for 4 years. You will also be considered to be a "habitual traffic offender" for a period of 3 years after a conviction. A 4th or more DUI offense within a 10 year period will be filed as a felony offense.
How Do You Reinstate Your License After a DUI Offense?
It will be far more difficult to reinstate any driving privileges if you are convicted for a second, third or fourth DUI offense. In order to have your license reinstated, you have to provide documentation that you carry auto insurance, as well as evidence of a successful completion of the court-ordered alcohol treatment ordered by the court. You may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle in order to gain the ability to legally operate a vehicle, once your penalties have all been completed.
DUI Defense Lawyers in Solano County for Multiple DUI Offenses
Our DUI defense lawyers have the skills needed to present an aggressive defense. The first step is a full analysis of the evidence against you. There are cases in which it is fully established that the charges were not warranted, such as when law enforcement has made a significant error, or the testing for BAC was improperly administered, or other type of serious error. When you contact our firm, we can discuss your case and advise you about how we will move forward with your defense.
This is an urgent legal issue, and our early involvement in your case could make a significant difference in the final outcome. Call today.