Second DUI Offense
Sacramento DUI Defense Lawyer
If you are arrested for a DUI and you have an earlier DUI conviction within the previous 10 years you will face more serious penalties. While you will still be charged with a misdemeanor, the penalties for a second conviction increase the jail time you could serve, increase your probation and DUI program time and you will probably be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) before you will be allowed to drive a vehicle again. To protect your rights you should speak to a Sacramento DUI defense attorney at the Tiemann Law Firm as soon as possible to get the legal advice and representation you are entitled to receive.
While the penalties for a second DUI conviction are stiffer it may not necessarily be any more difficult to successfully defend you against the charges. Because the stakes are higher, however, you should have a DUI defense attorney who is both experienced and knowledgeable in the science of DUI breath and blood testing. We have successfully defended many people against their DUI charges and been able to get their charges dropped or the penalties reduced. Our lawyers have specialized training in the areas of both breath and blood testing and the testing equipment as well as the standardized field sobriety tests that are often entered as evidence in a DUI case. We are often able to successfully challenge the results of such tests to obtain a dismissal of the charges.
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The penalties for a second DUI conviction include:
- Misdemeanor conviction
- Mandatory 96 hours in jail
- 18 months DUI school
- 2 years driver's license suspension
- 3 - 5 years probation
- $390 - $1000 fine plus much higher court costs
- Installation of an ignition interlock device before able to drive
Having the help of an experienced and proven DUI defense lawyer to protect your rights and provide an aggressive defense on your behalf may prevent you from suffering these consequences.
Contact a Sacramento DUI Defense Attorney if you have been arrested for a second DUI for a same day consultation. We can provide an aggressive and effective defense against your charges.
at (916) 939-3900 - (530) 621-1800