Murrieta Multiple DUI Attorney
Facing DUI charges with a prior DUI conviction?
Driving under the influence (
DUI ) laws have been considerably revamped, bolstered, and intensified throughout
the past several years. In California, DUI defendants face some of the
harshest criminal penalties in the nation. Designed to deter offenders
from continuing to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs
or alcohol, penalties for a first offense are themselves considered quite
severe. As such, the penalties you face when charged with a multiple DUI
offense can be life-altering.
10 Year Rule
You will be subjected to a multiple DUI charge and heightened penalties
if you are charged with a DUI
within 10 years of a prior conviction. For the purpose of sentencing, prior wet reckless
convictions and out of state DUIs will are also considered prior DUI convictions.
This means that if you have been convicted of a wet reckless within the
past 10 years, you can face charges for a multiple DUI offense.
Penalties for a Multiple DUI Conviction
Penalties are enhanced for each subsequent conviction. Regardless of the
precise offense, all of these charges pose serious criminal penalties
that can create long-term, if not life-long, financial burdens and limitations.
From harsh license suspensions, large fines and ongoing costs to mandatory
minimum terms of imprisonment, second and third DUI penalties can be severe.
A fourth DUI conviction within 10 years will be prosecuted as a felony
offense, which carries stiff criminal consequences and lengthy terms of
imprisonment, depending on the circumstances involved.
An Experienced Murrieta Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
A competent legal advocate intent on providing our clients with one-on-one
attention, thorough and honest communication, and experienced representation,
our Murrieta criminal defense attorney is here to defend against the serious
penalties posed by multiple DUI allegations. If you or your loved one
stands accused of a second, third, or fourth DUI allegation, place your
trust in a firm that values clients and fights relentlessly to secure
the most favorable results possible on their behalf.
Contact the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates to discuss your case. Our office is located in Murrieta and we represent
individuals from the Riverside County cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee,
Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Corona, Perris and Riverside.
We can help!