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Multiple DUIs

Multiple DUI Lawyer in La Mesa

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

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

With more than 26 years of experience, 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, amongst 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.

Case Results

Take a look at my victories!
  • Charges Reduced Client was having an affair and got pregnant. In a heightened sense of distress, my client decided it would be best for her and her 4 year old daughter to pass. She gave her liquid drain cleaner thinking she would die peacefully. She was going to then kill herself. Instead, her daughter started choking and coughing. My client snapped out of her emotional state and called for help. My client faced many years in prison. We negotiated with the Deputy District Attorney and she received a few years in prison.
  • Dismissed Client was charged with a battery against her husband. He called the police after she threw something and it hit him during a late night argument. She was sentenced to 3 years of informal probation. After 18 months we petitioned the Court to have her probation terminated our request was granted, her probation was terminated early and her case was dismissed.
  • Custody Granted My client has lived out of state for many years and the father was not allowing her to see her 2 children. After much negotiation we reached a very favorable written agreement an hour before our court hearing, and the Judge made it an order. Mom will now have her kids at her home for 4 weeks in the summer, every other holiday and get to talk with them privately as much as they want to talk. She will get to spend Christmas with her children in her home for the first time in 10 years!
  • Custody Granted

    I successfully helped a client have his 15-year old daughter move into his residence. The child’s mother was against him having physical custody at first. After many negotiations, we were able to reach an agreement without having to go to court. We turned the agreement into a court order to officially conclude the case amicably.

  • Custody Maintained

    My client had a difficult time with arranging child custody with his child’s mother. The mother wanted their 12-year old son to start 6th grade at a different middle school than originally planned. The mother also wanted full legal and physical custody of the child, despite this not being a reasonable arrangement. We took the case to court and managed to secure my client everything he wanted out of the child custody arrangement, which included keeping his son at the middle school in his neighborhood.

  • Payments Reduced

    My client has been out-of-work for a while and his ex-wife was self-employed. When attempting to settle a child support agreement, there came many moments of dispute and disagreement in considering incomes and the child’s needs. My client had already been paying child support through the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). We were able to arrange a hearing and — with the mediator’s help — reach a reasonable resolution that gives my client sufficient time to get back on his feet financially by decreasing his support for a specific time.

  • Divorce Settled

    I represented a client going through a particularly messy divorce. After much negotiation, we were able to reach a fair settlement without having to go to trial.

  • Divorce Finalized Finished a nasty divorce case in less than 6 months, which included the sale of the family home and division of assets and debts with much negotiation needed. Our judgment packet was filed with the Court, had no mistakes (they often find some reason to send paperwork back many times) and the divorce is final.
  • No Custody Client swerved and hit a parked car. Her blood alcohol content was a.30, over 3 times the legal limit.
  • No Custody Client got arrested for the first DUI, we resolved it and shortly after he got a second DUI. Residential program instead of custody, and volunteer work instead of public work service.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

  • I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.
  • When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case and I will be with you every step of the way.
  • As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust, I will do just that for you.
  • I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.
  • I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.
  • We will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals all while staying within your budget.

Hear From Others
I Have Helped

  • She listened carefully to my concerns, provided a great deal of very helpful information and advised me on the best way to organize and proceed with my case.

    “Andrea responded immediately to my request for assistance and set up an appointment within a few days of our first contact. Overall, she was very thorough and professional.”

    Liz

  • Great Attorney in a difficult time

    “I utilized Andrea's legal services to help me resolve a difficult and bitter child visitation dispute. Andrea was able to successfully make in-roads on a new visitation agreement that both parties could support. I am extremely pleased that Andrea was able to resolve my legal matter within the 45-day deadline I put forth. Although I hope not to have to return to court for another family related matter, however if I did, I would strongly consider retaining Andrea services in the future. Andrea is a true professional and will get the "job" done.”

    Marcel

  • Andrea did a great job helping me with my child custody, visitation schedule and child support.

    “Andrea did a great job helping me. She got me everything I wanted- I have my girls most of the time and I’m receiving child support. Andrea represented me in court and got me more child support than I was expecting.”

    Oscar

  • I could not afford her to represent me, however, she was kind enough to charge me hourly and consult me.

    “She was patient, understanding, and very thorough. I feel very well prepared to submit my documents. I would highly recommend her expertise.”

    Alina

  • Now thanks to you my daughter and I are living our dreams of being together

    “Can't find enough words to thank you by helping me out with my custody case. When I was giving up you kindly give me advice and asked me to have patience. Now thanks to you my daughter and I are living our dreams of being together.Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

    Martin