Multiple DUI Charges Must Be Handled Immediately
California is known to have some of the strictest penalties for DUI in the country. When an individual is facing DUI charges for the second, third, fourth or subsequent time, the stakes are higher than ever.
The Law Offices of Terence D. Broughton represents clients who are facing first-time drunk driving charges, as well as those individuals who have been previously convicted of drunk driving. To schedule a free consultation with a multiple DUI-offense defense lawyer in Nevada City, please contact the firm online today.
Subsequent Drunk Driving Charges Carry Severe Penalties
Penalties for multiple DUI convictions include:
- Second DUI offense in 10 years — Fines ranging up to $1,800 (plus penalties and assessments which are substantial), two-year license suspension, up to one year in jail, 18- or 30-month DUI school.
- Third DUI offense in 10 years — Fines ranging up to $1,800 (plus penalties and assessments which are substantial), three-year license suspension/revocation, up to one year in jail, 18- to 30-month DUI school.
- Fourth DUI offense in 10 years (FELONY) — Fines ranging up to $1,800 (plus penalties and assessments which are substantial), up to five-year license suspension/revocation, 16 months, two years or three years in state prison, 18- to 30-month DUI school.
Note: The length of a suspension can be decreased with the installation of an IID (Ignition Interlock Device).
When charged with DUI/DWI for the second or subsequent time, it is important to work with an attorney who understands exactly what you are facing. Attorney Terence D. Broughton has more than 25 years of experience in criminal law, and 10 years of experience in law enforcement. His experience allows him to understand multiple DUI charges from both angles. He can help you explore multiple defense options, challenging the evidence against you and working hard to help you seek the best possible resolution depending on the facts of your case.
You Don’t Have Time To Waste
It’s important to get started right away. To schedule a free consultation to discuss options for habitual drunk drivers, please contact a Nevada City DUI defense lawyer today. For the northern Sierra/Sierra Foothills area, call 530-265-1919.