Prior Convictions

Los Angeles DUI Prior Convictions Attorney

Do you have a prior conviction for DUI? Here is what you need to know:

prior convictionsPrior convictions for drunk driving will make all the difference in the penalties you may face for your current DUI charge. Driving under the influence is not taken lightly in Los Angeles. Multiple offenders are often punished with larger fines, longer jail sentences, and extensive license suspension time periods.

At Eisner Gorin LLP, our lawyers are experienced in dealing with persons accused of multiple driving under the influence offenses. Sometimes your best defense will be disproving the current drunk driving charge you are facing. Other times, our lawyers may be able to contest the validity of a previous charge and conviction. Either way, consulting an attorney at our offices will help you understand your best options.

Penalties for Multiple DUIs in Los Angeles, California

The enhanced penalties you may face for a second, third, fourth or subsequent DUI offense are severe. Their severity will depend directly upon the # of DUI offenses you have been convicted of within the past 10 years. Penalties for multiple DUIs are listed below:

  • Second offense: license suspension of up to 2 years, 96 hours to 1 year in county jail
  • Third offense: license suspension of up to 3 years, 4 months to 1 year in county jail
  • Fourth offense: license suspension of up to 4 years, 6 months to 3 years in county jail or state prison
  • All offenses may also include probation, alcohol classes or counseling, and fines of up to $1,000.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence and you already have a DUI conviction on your record, you may have to go for years without a driver’s license. Not to mention the jail sentence you may have to serve. Make sure to talk to a skilled lawyer who can fight to protect your rights. When you contact our offices for a consultation, you will talk to an experienced lawyer who can actually offer you sound and valid legal advice.

Do you have any prior convictions? Contact us immediately!

Eisner Gorin LLP, Los Angeles DUI Attorneys