Multiple DUI Defense
Do you have prior DUI convictions on your record?
Having a prior DUI conviction on a person's record will immediately result in him/her facing enhanced penalties for a Long Beach DUI charge. These penalties increase when facing a second, third, fourth or subsequent driving under the influence charge; they can result in permanent driver's license suspension, as well as several years in state prison. If you or someone you love are facing their second, third or fourth charge, it is the logical step to consult with a DUI lawyer.
By talking to an experienced DUI lawyer, you can make the determination as to the seriousness of the charges that you are facing, as well as the necessity of a DUI lawyer in the first place.
Additionally, consulting a DUI defense lawyer can give you a clearer picture of what you she may be up against in the immediate future in regards to your criminal charges.
Multiple DUI Offenses Can Lead to a Felony
While commonly a misdemeanor, there are instances where a DUI can be tried as a felony. One of the ways in which this can happen is in cases where a defendant is charged with their fourth DUI.
A conviction of this magnitude may result in the following:
- Imprisonment in state prison for 16 months, 2 or 3 years
- Fine of between $390 and $1000
- Driver's license revocation for 4 years
- Designation as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
Gold & Witham: Aggressive DUI Defense Law Firm
At Gold & Witham, we believe it is important to keep our clients well-informed and work with them at every step of their multiple DUI case. Our DUI lawyers take the time to review new cases in order to determine what can be done to protect the client. Particularly in situations involving a driver facing a second, third, or fourth DUI, it is important to act quickly in defending their rights. Their previous driving under the influence conviction may convince the prosecution, law enforcement and others to conclude guilt based upon the supposed predisposition of the driver to drink and drive, when this is actually not the case.