Prior Convictions in Napa

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Being charged with drunk driving in California for the first time can be a very scary experience and one that comes with some pretty harsh consequences. Even so, being charged with drunk driving for the second, third, fourth, etc. time is worse and often results in extremely more detrimental penalties being imposed.

Our Napa DUI lawyers are well aware of the serious ramifications that are faced by those who are charged with a subsequent DUI offense. We possess a vast amount of experience handling all kinds of DUI cases and can help to minimize the consequences that you face when charged with a second, third, fourth, or more drunk-driving offense. Below is a list of some of the penalties that are imposed against multiple DUI offenders.

Second Napa DUI Offense

  • Fines up to $1,000, plus penalties up to $2,710
  • License suspensions up to 2 years
  • Alcohol treatment programs up to 30 months
  • Jail time of up to one year (Those convicted of DUI are generally required to spend a minimum of 96 hours in jail.  However, in some instances, an experienced Napa DUI attorney may be able to get this jail time converted to community service.)
  • 3 to 5 years of court probation

Third Napa DUI Offense

  • Fines up to $1,000, plus penalties up to $2,710
  • License suspensions up to 3 years
  • Alcohol treatment programs up to 30 months
  • 18 months of DUI school
  • Jail time between 120 days to one year
  • 3 to 5 years of formal probation

Fourth Napa DUI Offense

  • Fines of up to $1,000, plus penalties up to $2,710
  • License suspensions up to 4 years (possible revocation of driving privileges)
  • Jail time between 180 days to 16 months
  • 3 to 5 years of formal probation

It should be noted that oftentimes, four or more DUI's can result in a felony DUI charge punishable by up to three years in a state prison and permanent revocation of driving privileges.

In addition, these penalties do not include those that would be applicable in cases with aggravating factors involved.  Sentence enhancements are imposed when any of the following factors were present:  speeding, a child in the car, driving on a suspended or restricted license, accident involvement, high blood-alcohol-content levels, etc.

If you are facing a multiple DUI charge, it is important to have a skilled Napa DUI attorney by your side who can represent your best interests.  We offer online Napa DUI case reviews; contact us today for yours!

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