Riverside Multiple DUI Attorney
Are you facing a second or third DUI charge?
If you or a family member has been arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol, your first step should be to contact a legal professional
as soon as possible. If this is not your first offense, it is even more
important to secure a strong legal advocate. As the penalties increase
with each conviction, getting your case dismissed is your best option.
With each subsequent
DUI conviction, the penalties will increase, especially if your second offense
was within ten years of your previous offense. Instead of losing your
driving privileges for six months, you could have your license suspended
for two years. You may also be put in jail for up to one year. If the
offense was committed within ten years, you could be put on probation
for up to five years and pay fines of up to $1,000. You may also be required
to attend alcohol education classes for eighteen months.
If you were convicted of a third DUI within ten years of the previous
conviction, your license suspension time period will increase to three
years. You will also be put on probation for one to five years and be
fined $1,000. Not only that, you could be given a jail sentence from anywhere
between four months and one year.
In California, being charged with a fourth DUI is an automatic felony
offense. This serious violation could leave you with fines and a license
suspension of four years. You may also be imprisoned in state prison for
up to three years and be put on probation for five years. After this,
the court may require you to attend substance abuse counseling.
See How a Riverside DUI Lawyer Could Help
Talking to a
Riverside criminal defense attorney could be your best chance of securing your freedom. The team at Hanson,
Gorian, Bradford & Hanich will do everything in our power to fight
for your rights and help you avoid a jail sentence.
Contact a Riverside DUI attorney for a free case evaluation.