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Being charged with drunk driving for the first time can be a harrowing experience and have very harsh legal and financial consequences. A second or third offense DUI comes with substantially more punishment. Importantly, a person convicted of DUI after suffering prior conviction(s) must receive a jail sentence. There are jail sentence alternatives that can keep repeat offenders out of physical custody in some cases, but local prosecutors adamantly oppose them.

The term “Multiple DUI” refers to a person charged with driving under the influence after suffering a prior separate conviction for DUI in California or an out of state offense that would have been a DUI had it occurred in California. An Orange County multiple DUI attorney can ensure that you obtain the best possible results from your case.

Orange County Multiple DUI Offenses Attorney

Consequences of Multiple DUI Offenses

A first time charge of drunk driving is a serious one, but for individuals charged with their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th DUI in Orange County, the consequences are simply too severe to forgo legal representation. Penalties are much more harsh for an individual facing a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th charge of driving under the influence and bail, between $10,000 and $100,000, is often required to keep multiple offenders out of custody while their cases are pending in court.The following list provides a rough range of typical probation terms sought by local prosecutors and routinely imposed upon those convicted of driving under influence without a collision in Orange County (a much wider range of punishment is possible):

2nd DUI Offense

  • Jail time (between 45-120 days)
  • Serve 5 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 3 months to one year of driver’s license suspension followed by the balance of 2 years restricted with IID (in-car breathalyzer) installed in your vehicle

3rd DUI Offense

  • Jail time (between 120 days to 1 year)
  • Serve 5 years of informal probation
  • Pay fines of approximately $2,000
  • Complete 18 months of an alcohol education program
  • Attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel
  • Submit a DNA sample
  • Be deemed a habitual traffic offender
  • Serve 6 to 12 months of license revocation followed by the balance of 3 years restricted with IID (in-car breathalyzer) installed in your vehicle

4th DUI Offense (Felony)

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

As you can see, the more times you are arrested for DUI, the more severe the penalties will become. On top of the penalties listed above, these crimes will also stay on your record, making it difficult for you to find work or housing in the future. A felony DUI, which is charged if someone has four or more convictions within 10 years or causes a fatality or injury, carries the most serious consequences. Your best bet is to ask an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you in your DUI case. Attorneys will fight for your rights every step of the way, from the DMV hearings all the way to the end of the criminal trial.

Irvine and Orange County Multiple DUI Offenses Attorney

Orange County multiple dui offenses attorneyBeing charged with driving under influence in the Orange County community 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 after a DUI arrest. An alleged separate prior conviction adds a host of possible defenses to the typical case.

Our attorneys will review the details of the case to determine if the police officer followed the proper procedure, the sobriety test was done correctly, and the BAC reading was accurate. Our goal is to assist each of our clients in achieving the best possible outcome for their case.

The Orange County criminal defense attorney team 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 numerous driving under influence offenses, even in cases that could not be defeated outright. Contact our law firm to get the help you need from an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer. If you are facing DUI charges, call us today at 949-535-1303 or fill out the evaluation form on our website.