Multiple DUI

Multiple DUI Convictions in Riverside County

Temecula Defense Attorney Fights to Dismiss or Reduce DUI Charges

If you are arrested and charged with the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) in the state of California, then you could face serious penalties upon conviction. While a first offense can carry significant and long-lasting penalties, it is essential to recognize the severity of the penalties that you may face if you are convicted of a second, third or subsequent DUI offense. I am Nic Cocis from the Law Office of Nic Cocis, and I am a Temecula criminal defense attorney.

My firm has been serving the residents of this area since 1999, and we genuinely care about our clients. When you choose to work with us, you will receive representation that is based on the presumption of innocence and targeted to protect your rights and safeguard your freedom.

It is crucial that you do not face the legal system alone. You will be up against prosecutors who practice in this area on a daily basis and who work aggressively to see that you are convicted of the charges brought against you. With our help, you can build a case that is specifically designed to address any issues that the prosecution brings up during legal proceedings and to discredit evidence and testimonies presented in court. Whether you are facing your first, second or third DUI charge, it is crucial for you to seek representation capable of successfully helping you get charges reduced or dismissed.

California Multiple DUI Statute

According to VC 23152, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. If you are arrested and charged with this offense, then you could face significant penalties such as jail time, fines, and driver's license suspension. Additional convictions of this offense within 10 years of the first charge will dramatically increase the jail sentence, fines, and other penalties associated with the offenses. The following is a list of the penalties that you may face for the corresponding number of convictions:

Second DUI Conviction
According to VC 23540, if you are charged and convicted with a second DUI offense within 10 years of the first, then you will face penalties of jail time for no less than 4 days and no more than 1 year. You will also face a fine of approximately $3000. In addition, your driver's license will be suspended for two years.

Third DUI Conviction
A third conviction of the crime of DUI within 10 years of the first will result in penalties according to VC 23546. Various penalties that you will face for this conviction can include jail time of no less than 120 days and no more than 1 year, accompanied by a fine of approximately $3,000. Your driver's license will also be suspended for three years.

Fourth DUI and Subsequent Convictions
If you are arrested for the crime of DUI while you have 3 or more convictions within a 10-year span, then you will face penalties for conviction in accordance with VC 23550. Penalties that you face for conviction of this many DUI offenses will be either jail or prison time for no less than 180 days and no more than 3 years. You will also face a fine of approximately $3200. You could also face driver's license suspension for several years.

If you have been arrested and charged with a second, third or subsequent drunk driving offense within 10 years, then you need to retain skillful representation that can help you effectively pursue your rights for your future.

Defending Your Rights in Court

Our firm understands the various hardships that can come with a criminal conviction, and you can be sure that we will stand by you and work with you to pursue the results that you need in or out of court when you choose to work with us. With more than 15 years in practice, we have the experience and knowledge that you need on your side.

Our law office is located near the Southwest Justice Center and we represent individuals arrested for their 2nd, 3rd or more DUI in Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Perris, Banning, Corona or Riverside.

Contact us today to discuss your situation and to begin the process of building a strong defense for your case.

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