Defense for Multiple Offenders
Have you been arrested multiple times for DUI? You may already have a decent understanding of the DUI process and what particular DMV and court hearings you may be required to attend; however, the penalties that you may receive will be greatly different than that of your first DUI. Also, just like the first DUI, the circumstances of your arrest (such as an accident or a routine checkpoint or stop) may add added penalties and escalate your misdemeanor DUI into a felony DUI.
After your second DUI arrest, some major differences in your penalties will generally be seen in the amount of license suspension and the jail time you could be facing. If you were charged with a misdemeanor, you will face up to one year in jail and two years of license suspension. Your fines will greatly increase as well and you may be forced to pay $2,800 in fines and penalties.
Another significant difference in multiple DUI charges is the possibility of an interlock ignition device (IID) being installed in your vehicle. An IID requires you to blow into the machine before your car can be started to ensure that you are not under the influence while operating your vehicle.
Protecting Your Rights After a DUI Case
It is important that you work with an attorney to help protect yourself and your future. At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we recognize that this is an emotional time for you and your family and we aim to provide you with outstanding representation for your case. Sometimes, people want to avoid appearing in court, and we can help prepare your case and appear on your behalf.
It is important that, even if this is your second or third arrest for a DUI, you work hard to protect yourself. We have years of experience in providing outstanding representation to our clients, so do not hesitate to contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation today!