Many of our clients are concerned because they have been arrested for a second, third, or higher DUI. There are serious consequences to consider, because the penalties increase with each conviction. There is not only an increased risk of significant jail time, but also hefty fines and long license suspensions. Depending on the number of previous convictions on your record, you could be facing a felony-which could mean prison.
If you are convicted of a second DUI in 6 years, you face enhanced penalties. Getting a second DUI in 6 years means that you face 10 or 20 days in jail, with the possibility of getting a sentence of up to 6 months in jail. Additionally, you will be required to have an alcohol / drug assessment and can be required to receive treatment for alcohol or drug dependency if it is recommended. You will also be required to have "party plates" and an interlock device put on your car. Further, your car could be immobilized for 90 days. The penalties for a second OVI can be very severe, but an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you fight them.
A second DUI within 5 years carries a 45 day waiting period before you can apply for driving privileges. Your attorney, however, can file a Motion for Driving Privileges with the court asking for limited driving privileges for work, school, and any necessary medical appointments. Contact us if you have questions.
You need to take every arrest seriously and have an attorney to help minimize any sentence. Although an attorney may be able to get you the three day driving class and no jail time after your first conviction, it takes much more work and knowledge to minimize the consequences if you are arrested for additional DUIs.
Patituce & Associates has experience in cases involving multiple DUI convictions. With a 95% success rate, we are confident in our ability to help you minimize your license suspension, fines, and jail or prison time.
If you are interested in defending yourself from these charges give us a call at (440) 709-8088. The call is completely confidential and without any obligation. If we at Patituce & Associates agree to take on your matter, we promise you will be treated with the respect and dignity you deserve.