Second DUI Offenses
Facing criminal charges of a second DUI offense is a serious situation to be in. The penalties for a second DUI conviction are more serious and the effects of these are long-lasting. Additionally, it can be more difficult to avoid a conviction for a second DUI because judges and prosecutors may consider that you are more likely to have actually committed the crime.
Fortunately, the experienced DUI defense lawyers at DUI Lawyers are familiar with defending clients who are facing charges for a second DUI offense. They have handled many criminal cases and will be fully dedicated to representing defendants in DUI cases.
Second DUI Penalties
The specific penalties for a second DUI offense will vary depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, including certain “enhancements” such as a BAC of over .15%, a minor in the vehicle, excessive speeding, or an accident causing injury. Penalties may also vary depending upon the jurisdiction. Following is a basic example of criminal charges which may be associated with a second DUI conviction:
– 2-year license suspension
– 96 hours to 1 year imprisonment
– $1800 to $2800 in fines and court fees
– 18-month DUI School
– Community service
DUI Defense Lawyer
This article is by Payam Shayani – a premier Los Angeles car accident attorney. If you were arrested for DUI and already have a prior conviction on your record, you will need immediate representation. A DUI defense lawyer at our firm can help you. They offer a free DUI case evaluation to review your charges and determine exactly what they can do to help. When you work with an attorney at our firm, you can feel confident that your case is in the best hands.