1st Conviction Penalties

Probation: 3 Years of Court or Summary Probation

Court Probation means no probation officer to report to, but absolutely no drinking and driving during that time period.

Fines & Fees: Including fees and costs of $2,000 to $2,500

This can be paid over time for an additional charge, or in full within 45 days. In some courts people can work off part of the fine through community service.

License Issues: 6 month loss of California Driver License

After 30 days of no legal driving a person may apply for a restricted license with proof of high risk insurance and enrollment in the DUI class. A restriction license allows driving to and from work or school.

DUI School

This will be for 3 months. If the BAC is higher than .20 a 9 month class is required.  The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs maintains a list of DUI Schools

Jail: Mandatory Jail Time

There is a required 48 hours of jail time on a first offense DUI. It is possible to have this time converted to some alternative such as home arrest, rehab or some combination of these.

2nd Conviction Penalties

Probation: 3 to 5 years of Court Probation

Court Probation means no probation officer to report to, but absolutely no drinking and driving during that time period.

Fines & Fees: Including fees and costs of $2,200 to $2,500

This can be paid over time for an additional charge, or in full within 45 days. In some courts people can work off part of the fine through community service.

License Issues: 2 years loss of California Driver License

It is up to the Department of Motor Vehicles to decide if a restricted California Driver License should be issued. A suspension means absolutely no driving, a restriction allows driving to and from work or school. You will also have to install an ignition interlock device (breath tester) on your vehicle.

DUI School

This will be for 18 months. The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs maintains a list of DUI Schools

Jail: Mandatory Jail Time

There is a required 96 hours of jail time on a second offense DUI. It is possible to have this time converted to some alternative such as home arrest, rehab or some combination of these. Many counties will insist on at least 20- 40 days of jail.

3rd Conviction Penalties

Probation: 3 to 5 years of Court or FORMAL Probation

Court Probation means no probation officer to report to, but absolutely no drinking and driving during that time period.

Formal Probation means reporting to a Probation Officer on a regular basis.

The court decides which type of probation to give based in part on what your lawyer has to say on your behalf.

Fines & Fees: Including fees and costs of $1,800 to $2,800

This can be paid over time for an additional charge, or in full within 45 days. In some courts people can work off part of the fine through community service.

License Issues: Up to 3 years loss of California Driver License

As of September 2004, it will be up to the Department of Motor Vehicles to decide if a restricted California Driver License should be issued. A suspension means absolutely no driving, a restriction allows driving to and from work or school. You will also have to install an ignition interlock device (breath tester) on your vehicle.

DUI School

This will be for 18 months. The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs maintains a list of DUI Schools

Jail: Mandatory Jail Time

There is a required 120 days of jail time on a third offense DUI. It is possible to have this time converted to some alternative such as home arrest, rehab or some combination of these. Many counties will insist on at least 210 days of jail - some counties require a full year.

4th DUI Offense - Penalties and Punishments

If this is your fourth or more DUI offense within 10 years it may be considered a felony DUI. Punishment for such an offense includes up to three years in state prison, permanent loss of license and more.

If anyone was injured in connection with a DUI, it may be charged as either a felony DUI or a misdemeanor DUI. These cases have substantial impact involving jail and loss of license.

If your case is a fourth DUI offense, involves injury to you or another, or occurred within ten years of a prior DUI felony you need immediate help. Contact us at once.
 

 

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