Multiple DUI Offenses

First time DUI offenses are always terrifying because of the unknown in the legal system and the kinds of penalties that are assessed in DUI cases. However, anytime a person is charged with a subsequent DUI, the consequences of conviction get progressively more severe as the suspect has already been through the court and DMV process before. For suspects are charged with their second, third, fourth DUI, they need to hire an attorney who knows how to handle repeat offender cases.

Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders


As public awareness of the risks associated with driving under the influence increases, so too will the severity of punishment that will be handed down to repeat DUI offenders (suffering convictions within the past 10 years):

SECOND DUI OFFENSE:


Jail – 90 days to 365 days
Fine – Up to $1,000 and possible penalty assessments
Suspension Of License – Up to 24 months
Treatment Program – Up to 30 months in alcohol/drug treatment program

THIRD DUI OFFENSE:


Jail – 120 days to 365 days
Fine – Up to $1,000 and possible penalty assessments
Suspension Of License – Up to 36 months
Treatment Program – Up to 30 months in alcohol/drug treatment program

FOURTH DUI OFFENSE: FELONY CHARGES


Jail – 180 days to 16 months
Fine – Up to $1,000 and possible penalty assessment
Suspension Of License – Up to four years

When a person is charged with a multiple DUI offense in San Bernardino or Riverside County, it is very important they look for lawyers who can help them build a defense that will either acquit them of the charges or will reduce the charges so that the sentence is also reduced.

SAN BERNARDINO AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY DUI DEFENSE


As repeat DUI offenders are often looked down upon by the justice system, it is always best to seek the advice of an experienced DUI attorney who may be able to help the outcome of your case. If you want an aggressive defense in your matter, contact our office today.

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Client Testimonials

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Babak Farahan

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David Booth

John-Paul is well known in our community as a smart and effective criminal defense lawyer who is sensitive to his clients’ situations and responsive to their needs. I refer my clients to him with confidence when they need help with the criminal justice system.

Lawrence Brock

Mr. Serrao worked on my DUI charge earlier this year and all I can say is WOW! Not only did he keep me updated with the case but his knowledge of the process helped calm my nerves, which was very important to me. He showed care for me as a client and I can’t thank him enough. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a quality criminal defense attorney.

Derrick J.

Attorney John Paul-Serrao helped us to win our case against the insurance company after we were involved in a traffic accident where our car was rear ended, we tried to handle it ourselves with the insurance company and they did not want to cooperate with us, so we hired Mr. Serrao and he was able to get us a settlement above with the insurance company was willing to pay. I would highly recommend him.

Lupe G.

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Stephen Rinka

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Kit Westbrook

John-Paul took my civil case when no one else would because other lawyers didn’t have confidence in my daughter who has special needs to testify, if needed. John-Paul won her case against the school district without a jury because he cared about my child, believed she was honest and deserved justice. He still doesn’t mind taking my calls whenever I have a question regarding her case.

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