An individual with prior DUI convictions faces difficulties because a judge is more likely to believe the offender is guilty and may impose stiff penalties. Such an individual can benefit from the professional criminal defense of Okabe & Haushalter. We represent DUI cases and help clients charged with DUI with an earlier conviction on record. In every Las Vegas DUI cases that we handle, our goal as a firm is a strong defense that results in reduced charges or case dismissal.

Penalties for Second, Third & Subsequent DUI Offenses

It is necessary to have a strong defense when charged with multiple DUI offenses due to the seriousness of the crime and the extent of the penalties.

Common punishment for multiple DUIs can include:

  • Second Offense – 10 Days To 6 Months In Jail, 1 Year Probation, $750-$1,000 Fines, Court Fees, DUI School, Vehicle Ignition Locking Device, And License Suspension.
  • Third Offense – Within The Past 7 Years, A Felony With 1 Year State Prison, Up To $5,000 Fines, Court Fees, DUI School, Ignition Locking Device, And License Revocation.

Some factors that can influence the degree of penalties include:

  • Minors Present In The Vehicle At The Time Of The DUI Arrest;
  • DUI Accident With Great Bodily Harm Or Death; Or
  • Leaving The Scene Of An Accident.

A defense lawyer can challenge all evidence presented during a DMV hearing and in criminal courts. Sobriety tests, arresting officer statements, witness accounts, forensics, and other evidence are areas we can attack for validity and accuracy. Our attorneys fight for the rights of our clients and protect their interests during all steps of the DUI process.

Work with Aggressive Las Vegas DUI Attorneys

Individuals with multiple DUI offenses should contact our firm immediately following an arrest and before speaking with authorities. A defendant can make possible incriminating statements that prosecution can use during the criminal proceedings. Our attorneys have experience from past work as prosecutors and know how to bring the perspective of both sides of the law when building a defense for our clients. We pride ourselves on successful case results and offer effective representation inside and outside the courtroom.

Contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer for legal defense against multiple offenses.

Penalties for Multiple DUI Convictions

Penalty enhancement, under California Vehicle Code § 23580, applies to a second or subsequent DUI when a prior DUI conviction exists within the past 10 years. California may also hand down elevated sentences if the driver has one or more convictions in another state. It is important to know that a prior DUI conviction in another state can follow you home.

In order to discourage people from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after their first DUI conviction, the following key penalties will be assessed upon conviction:

Second DUI Offense

  • Up To 1 Year In County Jail
  • 2 Year License Suspension
  • DUI School For 18 Months
  • Up To $2,800 In Fines And Court Fees

Third DUI Offense

  • Minimum 4 Months Up To 1 Year In County Jail
  • 3 Year License Suspension
  • DUI School For 18 Months
  • $2,800 Or More In Fines And Court Fees

A fourth DUI offense becomes a felony DUI with much severer penalties.

DUI Defense Attorney in Las Vegas

Individuals who face multiple DUI arrest in the span of 10 years should rightfully be concerned about the conclusion of their case. Okabe & Haushalter has a long-standing record of success in defending the rights of the accused. Our firm appreciates the need for immediate representation and we treat every case as though it is the most critical. We can fight hard to protect your rights!

Contact a Las Vegas DUI defense attorney if you have been charged with DUI after a previous conviction and want to discuss your case with a legal professional.

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