Multiple DUI Offense

If a person has prior DUI convictions and is charged with a subsequent DUI, that person is considered a multiple DUI offender by the state of California. Each consequent DUI offense will lead to progressively harsher legal penalties for the offender. These penalties can include imprisonment, monetary fines, community service, DUI School, probation, and license suspension. In a majority of multiple offense cases, maximum penalties are sought by prosecutors and enforced by judges.

Because the penalties associated with multiple DUIs become increasingly harsh with every subsequent DUI, it is imperative that a multiple offender retain a qualified and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney in order to negotiate the best result possible.

Below is a list of non-enhanced legal penalties for individuals with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th DUI offenses:

Second DUI Offense (Within 10 years)

  • Jail: 90 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: Up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in alcohol or drug treatment program

Third DUI Offense (Within 10 years)

  • Jail: 120 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: Up to 3 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in alcohol or drug treatment program

Fourth DUI Offense (Within 10 years)

  • Jail: 180 days to 16 months
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: Up to 4 years

Any punishment triggered by an unsuccessful Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing is separate from the consequences which stem from a criminal court conviction.

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