La Mesa Multiple DUIs Lawyer
Penalties for Second & Third DUI Convictions
In California, second and third DUI convictions generally carry harsher penalties than first-time convictions. While multiple DUI offenses are typically misdemeanors, this does not mean that they should be treated lightly as the consequences of a conviction can have lasting effects on your life.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be facing penalties such as:
- Fines, ranging from $390 to $1,000, not including penalty assessments
- Jail time ranging from 96 hours to 1 year for second-time offenders and 120 hours (with exceptions) to 1 year for third-time offenders
- Minimum driver’s license suspension of 2 years (second offense) or 3 years (third offense), plus 12-month administrative suspension if BAC was 0.8% or more
- Probation, typically ranging from 3 to 5 years, and often with conditions that include 18 or 30 months of DUI school
How Many DUIs Is a Felony in California?
If you already have three previous DUI convictions and are charged with DUI a fourth time within ten years in California, you will face charged with felony DUI. The punishments for a felony DUI conviction may include up to three years in a California State Prison, along with other penalties.
Here at The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider, I understand how overwhelming it can be when you are arrested for a second or third DUI offense. As your La Mesa multiple DUI attorney, I work hard to help you avoid extensive jail time and protect your license. I can help you clearly understand your options and help you navigate the legal system from start to finish.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a second or third DUI, contact my office at (619) 304-8499 to discuss your case and learn more about your options.
Should You Hire a DUI Attorney?
While many DUI cases are handled without the assistance of an attorney, it’s important that you seek legal guidance if you are arrested for a second or third DUI offense. Law enforcement and the prosecution takes all DUI charges very seriously, and this is especially true for multiple offenses.
Consider hiring a multiple DUI defense attorney if:
- This is not your first DUI charge
- You believe you are not guilty of DUI
- You have a commercial driver’s license
- You want to reduce the charges to reckless driving
- You wish to avoid jail time/protect your driver’s license
- Another person was injured or killed in the incident
Being licensed as an attorney for 29 years, I understand how the legal system works. I take the time to listen to your story, learn the facts of your case, and help you fight for the best possible outcome. Common defenses for multiple DUI charges include breathalyzer errors, lack of reasonable suspicion (improper stop by the police), and incorrect testing, among others.
Personalized Representation You Can Rely On
Throughout my years of legal practice, one of the things I’ve learned is that every situation is unique. When it comes to your defense, I don’t take a cookie-cutter approach; instead, I offer personalized legal services that are tailored to your goals. Whether you need to avoid having your life interrupted with extensive jail time or you need to protect your driver’s license so that you can get to work or school, I can help you work to achieve these goals. When you contact The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider, you get me. As your La Mesa DUI lawyer, I do everything I can to help you defend your future.
Call (619) 304-8499 for a free, confidential phone consultation today.
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