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How Multiple DUIs Affect Your Future

Getting charged with one DUI can have serious consequences, so it is no surprise that the penalties for multiple DUIs are even more severe. If you are facing your second or third DUI charge, you need to be aware of the potential consequences for your future. The good news is that you are not without options. An experienced multiple DUI lawyer can help you understand the potential challenges you face and work to build a strong defense on your behalf.

At the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we are committed to providing the aggressive legal representation our clients need. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of DUI cases and have a proven track record of success. We can help you understand the potential consequences you face and work to build a strong defense on your behalf.

Call the Law Office of John Klopfenstein today at (831) 610-5921 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a multiple DUI attorney near you.

How Many DUIs Can You Get Before Going to Jail?

In California, you can be charged with a DUI if you drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If you are under 21, you can be charged with a DUI if you drive with a BAC of 0.01% or higher. If you are a commercial driver, you can be charged with a DUI if you drive with a BAC of 0.04% or higher.

It is also worth noting that you can be charged with a DUI if you drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol to the extent that your driving is impaired. This means that you can be charged with a DUI even if you drive with a BAC below the legal limit.

If you are convicted of a first-time DUI offense in California, you can face a variety of penalties, including up to six months in county jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and a six-month suspension of your driver’s license. The penalties for a second or subsequent DUI offense are much more severe.

What Are the Penalties for Multiple DUIs in California?

If you are convicted of a second DUI offense within 10 years of a prior conviction, you can face a minimum of 96 hours in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, a two-year suspension of your driver’s license, and mandatory enrollment in an 18-month DUI education program. If you are convicted of a third DUI offense within 10 years of a prior conviction, you can face a minimum of 120 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, a three-year suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory enrollment in an 18-month DUI education program, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle.

It is important to note that these penalties are only the minimum penalties you can face for a second or subsequent DUI offense. The actual penalties you face will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. For example, if you are convicted of a second DUI offense within 10 years of a prior conviction and your BAC was 0.15% or higher, you can face a minimum of 10 days in jail, up to $2,500 in fines, a two-year suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory enrollment in an 18-month DUI education program, and mandatory installation of an IID on your vehicle.

The penalties for a second or subsequent DUI offense are also more severe if you have a prior felony DUI conviction. If you are convicted of a second DUI offense within 10 years of a prior felony DUI conviction, you can face a minimum of 120 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, a four-year suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory enrollment in an 18-month DUI education program, and mandatory installation of an IID on your vehicle.

It is also worth noting that California has a “10-year rule” for DUIs. If you have no prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years, the court cannot consider a prior conviction in determining the penalties for your current DUI charge. However, the court can consider a prior conviction for purposes of determining whether your current DUI charge is a second, third, or subsequent offense.

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Your Record in California?

In California, a DUI conviction will remain on your criminal record permanently. This means that a prior DUI conviction can be considered in determining the penalties for any subsequent DUI charge. However, a prior DUI conviction will only be considered a first offense if it occurred more than 10 years ago.

How Can a Multiple DUI Lawyer Help?

Being charged with a second or subsequent DUI offense can be incredibly stressful. You may be worried about the potential consequences for your future and unsure of what to do next. Fortunately, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. An experienced multiple DUI lawyer can help you understand the potential challenges you face and work to build a strong defense on your behalf.

At the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we are committed to providing the aggressive legal representation our clients need. We understand the serious consequences you face and will work tirelessly to protect your rights every step of the way. Our lawyers will review the evidence against you, including the results of your BAC test and the police report, and determine whether any mistakes were made by law enforcement. If your rights were violated in any way, we will fight to have the evidence against you suppressed and the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

Our lawyers can also negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf and work to have the charges against you reduced. For example, if you are facing a second DUI charge, we may be able to convince the prosecution to reduce the charges to a “wet reckless.” A “wet reckless” is a reckless driving charge that involves alcohol. It is a less serious offense than a DUI and carries less severe penalties.

It is important to note that the prosecution is not required to agree to a plea deal. However, our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of DUI cases and know what it takes to get the best possible outcome in your case. We will fight to protect your rights every step of the way and work to help you avoid a conviction.

Why Choose the Law Office of John Klopfenstein?

Being charged with a DUI can be incredibly stressful. You may be worried about the potential consequences for your future and unsure of what to do next. It is important to remember that you are not without options. An experienced DUI lawyer can help you understand the potential challenges you face and work to build a strong defense on your behalf. However, not all lawyers are the same and some are more experienced than others. When it comes to something as important as your future, you need to make sure you are represented by the best of the best.

At the Law Office of John Klopfenstein, we are committed to providing the aggressive legal representation our clients need to protect their rights and their future. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of DUI cases and have a proven track record of success. We know what it takes to get the best possible outcome in your case and will fight to protect your rights every step of the way.

Call the Law Office of John Klopfenstein today at (831) 610-5921 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a DUI attorney near you.

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