Los Angeles Multiple Offense DUI Defense Attorney
West Covina, California, Lawyer Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges
If you have already been convicted or pled guilty to a DUI in California and have been charged with another the penalties are much more severe. A 2nd or 3rd DUI in California carries with it heavier repercussions such as extended loss of license, increased fines and possibly a lengthy jail sentence. In a situation like this it is best not to face the legal system alone. In Southern California there are options you may have in the event of multiple DUI charges. It may make sense to contact an experienced California Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer regarding your rights.
The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne, located in West Covina & Beverly Hills, have over 15 years experience handling Criminal Defense & DUI/DWI Defense cases in California. If you have been charged with a second or third DUI in California contact The Law Office of Michael D. Payne at 626-974-8713, 626-593-1109, or toll free 888-964-1530.
Multiple Offense DUI's in California
Under California law a second DUI conviction within 10 years carries invokes much more severe penalties than in years past prior to the change in the law. Minimum sentences may vary on a case by case basis but are for the most part relatively consistent throughout all courts. Regardless, having a qualified DUI lawyer on your side can help you to obtain the most favorable outcome from a legal standpoint. In addition, a knowledgeable California DWI Attorney can explain some of your sentencing options to you. Some common subsequent offense DUI penalties & options are itemized below.
Common 2nd Offense DUI Penalties
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Increased fines & court costs
- 18 month SB-38 program
- Up to 5 years probation
- Ignition Interlock Device installed in car
- 1-2 year license suspension
- Points on driving record
Possible Multiple Offense DUI Sentencing Options
- SCRAM Program
- Home Confinement
- Privatized Jail
- Prop 36 Program
- DUI Court Program
Contact A Skilled California DUI Lawyer
If you have been charged with multiple driving under the influences in Southern California contact The Law Offices of Michael D. Payne at 626-974-8713, 626-593-1109, or toll free 888-964-1530. Mr. Payne has offices in West Covina & Beverly Hills. Mr. Payne also offers Spanish language services.