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This Is Not My First DUI Offense. Now What?

Multiple DUI / OVI Defense in Cleveland

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.

Just Got My Second DUI. What Is Going to Happen to Me?

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 attorney can help you fight them.

I Refused the Breath Test After a Second DUI. Am I Eligible for Driving Privileges?

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
  • Any necessary medical appointments

Contact us if you have questions.

Get Experienced Legal Help from Our Cleveland Defense Law Firm

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.

  • If you are arrested for your second DUI within 6 years, you are facing a minimum of 20 days in jail.
  • With a third arrest in 6 years, you are staring down a minimum of 60 days in jail.
  • For your fifth DUI within the last 20 years, you could go to prison without proper representation.

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.

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