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DUI Penalties in Modesto, California

Powerful Defense for the Criminally Charged

Have you been arrested for a DUI? In your time of need, it is important that you retain a strong and aggressive lawyer to assist you. After an arrest, there may be many penalties that you could be facing, and it is important that you work to retain your rights and freedoms.

At Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, we have years of experience in providing trustworthy advice and obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients. It is important that you retain our legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident to help ensure that your rights are upheld.

Is this your first arrest, or have you already been convicted of a DUI in the past? Regardless of whether this is your first, second, or third arrest, it is important that you recognize the charges that are being held against you and what penalties you may be facing.

First Offense

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • $1,400 to $2,600 in fines
  • Possible installation of an interlock ignition device
  • Up to 10 months' license suspension depending on circumstances

Second Offense

  • Interlock ignition device may be required
  • Up to a year in jail
  • License suspension of 2 years
  • Between $1,800 and $2,800 in fines

Third Offense

  • License suspension or revocation of your license for 3 years
  • Possibility of $18,000 in fines
  • Up to a year in jail
  • Interlock ignition device may be required

Other Deciding Factors in Modesto

Although some rules about minimum DUI penalties are set in stone, other offenses may be tacked on or added to your charges. If you were under the age of 21, for example, you may be charged additionally with underage drinking. If you were arrested because you were involved in an intoxicated accident that caused someone's death, you may be charged with DUI with injury, felony DUI, or wrongful death.

With so many factors and so much to lose, it is imperative that you do not hesitate to enlist the help of an attorney who will aggressively defend your rights after an arrest. At our firm, we will never pass judgment on you, but instead will work to effectively defend your needs. Contact us today to speak with a Modesto DUI attorney and to schedule a free case evaluation.

Fees and Payments

Here at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, when it comes to fees and payments, we strive to be flexible with clients who are seeking legal representation. We offer payment arrangements, flat fee contracts, and traditional retainer agreements. We understand legal representation is necessary for all, and yet difficult for most to pay the fees all at once. Although we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to hire us, we do promise to do what we can to make it possible for you to hire one of our attorneys to represent you.