DUI Penalties

Riverside County Penalties for a DUI

Temecula DUI Defense Attorney

Are you facing criminal charges for driving under the influence? If so, you need aggressive defense, and you need it fast. At the Law Office of Nic Cocis, we know what you are facing with criminal charges of this nature; the law is not forgiving, even for a first time DUI, and the penalties are severe. Below, we explain some of the possible punishments you could face if convicted of a DUI.

First DUI Offense

  • Probation for 3 - 5 years
  • County Jail: 96 hours - 6 months
  • Fine: $2800
  • License Suspension: 6 months
  • Attend a 4 or 9 month long alcohol or drug treatment program

Second DUI Offense

  • Probation for 4 - 5 years
  • County Jail: 96 hours - 1 year
  • Fine: $3000.00
  • License Suspension: 2 years
  • Attend an 18 or 30-month long alcohol or drug treatment program

You also run the risk of being required to install an ignition interlock device into all of their vehicle(s) that they own or lease.

Third DUI Offense

  • Probation for 4 - 5 years
  • County Jail: 120 days - 1 year
  • Fine: $3200
  • License Suspension: 3 years
  • Attend an 18 or 30-month long alcohol or drug treatment program

In addition to the above penalties, the judge will most likely require you to wear a SCRAAM device.

Fourth DUI Offense

  • Prison : 16 months - 2 or 3 years
  • County Jail: 180 days - 1 year
  • Fine: $3200
  • License Revocation: 4 years

Contact the Law Office of Nic Cocis

If you are facing criminal charges for drunken driving, and are looking for a heavyweight Temecula defense lawyer who can defend your rights, you've come to the right place. With more than 15 years of criminal law experience, and an unwavering commitment to providing one-on-one attention, you can trust in the Law Office of Nic Cocis.

Contact our Temecula DUI lawyer today if you are in need of help.

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