California DUI Penalties
If you are arrested for DUI, you face losing your license, fines and court costs and imprisonment. It is critical that you obtain the services of a qualified DUI lawyer to assist you with the process and help you minimize the consequences of your arrest. Here are the potential penalties:
First DUI Arrest – Charged with a misdemeanor, imprisonment up to 6 months, up to $1,000 in fines plus court costs, suspension of your license for a year, either formal or informal probation, DUI alcohol school for up to 9 months.
Second DUI Arrest (prior conviction within past 10 years) – Charged with a misdemeanor, imprisonment up to 6 months, substantial increase of fines plus court costs, suspension of your license for 2 years, either formal or informal probation, up to 30 months of DUI alcohol school.
Third DUI Arrest (prior conviction within past 10 years) – Charged with a misdemeanor, imprisonment up to 1 year, substantial increase in fines plus court costs, potential permanent revocation of your driver's license, formal or informal probation, up to 30 months in DUI alcohol school.
Fourth DUI Arrest (prior conviction within past 10 years)- Potential charge of a Felony, imprisonment for up to 3 years, substantial increase in fines and court costs, potential permanent loss of your driver's license, formal or informal probation, up to 30 months in DUI alcohol school.
You are likely to face additional DUI penalties such as public service, installation of an interlock device and restrictions on your alcohol intake.
A SCRAM bracelet is an alcohol monitoring device for offenders to wear during a DUI sentence and is often used when the court believes an offender has an alcohol addiction.
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Being arrested for DUI can be a frightening and traumatic event. You need a legal advocate that knows the system, knows how to build a defense and knows how to negotiate the process in order to influence the best outcome possible. Our firm has the experience and expertise to provide you aggressive and caring defense against your DUI charges including multiple DUIs.
Under California Penal Code 1203.3, a judge can grant early termination of probation, but it will only be granted If you can show the court “good cause.”
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