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Orange County DUI Penalties

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The penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Orange County, California vary widely based on the defendant’s age, criminal history, and the detailed facts of the case.

Common DUI Penalties

1st offense DUI

  • Serve three years of informal probation
  • Pay a fine of approximately $2,000
  • Complete three to nine months of alcohol education classes
  • Attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Submit a DNA sample
  • Serve six months to one year of driver’s license suspension/restriction

2nd DUI Offense

  • Serve 45-120 days jail
  • Serve five years of informal probation
  • Pay a fine of approximately $2,000
  • Complete 18 months of alcohol education classes
  • Attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Submit a DNA sample
  • Serve three months to one year of driver’s license suspension followed by the balance of two years restricted with IID (in-car breathalyzer)

3rd DUI Offense

  • Serve 120 days to one year jail
  • Serve five years of informal probation
  • Pay a fine of approximately $2,000
  • Complete 18 months of alcohol education classes
  • Attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Submit a DNA sample
  • Be deemed a habitual traffic offender
  • Serve six to twelve months of license revocation followed by the balance of 3 years restricted with IID (in-car breathalyzer)

4th DUI Offense (Felony)

  • Serve 16/24/36 months prison
  • Serve four years license revocation

Aggravating and Enhancing Sentencing Factors

  •  Excessive speeding
  • Children in the vehicle
  • Collision/accident
  • Mandatory chemical test refusal
  • BAC of .015 percent or higher
  • Active court probation at time violation

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Orange County DUI Penalties Attorney

orange county DUI penalties attorneyBeing charged with DUI in Orange County is a serious matter. The Law Offices of Todd Landgren have successfully represented thousands of individuals in drunk driving cases. It takes a skilled attorney to analyze such matters and to exploit every possible avenue of attack to get the charges dropped or reduced. An alleged separate prior conviction adds a host of possible defenses to the typical case.

An Orange County DUI penalties attorney at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren knows the ins and outs of the local criminal court system and everything DUI. When charged with a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th driving under the influence, defendants are strongly urged to seek representation as soon after the arrest as possible.

Mr. Phillips and Mr. Landgren have saved hundreds of defendants from suffering a jail sentence and many of the other severe consequences of multiple DUI offenses, even in cases that could not be defeated outright.