If you are arrested and convicted of multiple DUI convictions, you will be facing jail time in San Diego County. A 2nd or 3rd DUI conviction within 10 years will likely still be charged as a misdemeanor, but carries with it serious consequences that can affect your entire life. You could lose everything including your job, your license and your freedom. The first call you should make after an arrest for any San Diego DUI is to a leading drunk driving defense attorney who knows the law and will fight hard to protect your rights.
The DUI Defense Law Group is located in the heart of Downtown San Diego. Lead Trial Lawyer and Owner Jennifer R. Goldman has dedicated her career to defending the rights of those arrested for driving under the influence. She is not afraid to take your case to trial. She has proven results from negotiating reductions to the charges to getting charges dismissed altogether. She has been successful in getting APS Hearing set asides through the DMV and obtaining acquittals in court. No matter what the circumstances of your case, Ms. Goldman can help. Multiple DUI convictions can have devastating consequences. You cannot afford to represent yourself or higher an attorney that does not know the intricacies of DUI defense. Call the DUI Defense Law Group today for a free consultation at (619) 796-6841.
Consequences for a 2nd Offense DUI in San Diego
If you are convicted of a second drunk driving offense within 10 years (prior conviction of Vehicle Code § 23152, 23153 or 23103.5) you will face a jail term of 96 hours to 1 year, a fine of $390 to $1000 plus penalty assessments, completion of a minimum 18-month alcohol program, a 2 year license suspension and 3 to 5 years of informal probation. The offense will count as 2 points on your driving record and the court can impound your vehicle. You will be required to provide and maintain proof of financial responsibility (SR-22) for a 3-year period to the California Department of Motor Vehicles. You will be unable to obtain or keep a commercial license. If you were driving on a suspended, revoked or outside the parameters of your restricted license you could face an additional 5 days to 1 year in jail as well as a fine of $500 to $2000. Finally, you may be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.
Consequences for a 3rd Offense DUI in San Diego
A conviction for a 3rd offense DUI in San Diego (within 10 years) will result in informal probation that lasts from 3 to 5 years, 120 days to 1 year in jail, a fine of $390 to $1000 fine plus penalty assessments, completion of an 18 month alcohol program and up to a 3 year license suspension or revocation. The court could impound your vehicle for up to 90 days at your expense. If you refuse a chemical test, you will face an additional mandatory 10 days of jail and an additional 60 days consecutive jail for excessive speed.