Santa Barbara Second DUI Attorneys
Is This Your Second DUI Arrest?
Are you wondering whether you might expect jail time or what the consequences
of a second DUI conviction might be? Make no mistake—Appel &
Morse can provide more legal insight into the processes involved in investigating
second DUI cases and craft a defense that may work in your favor.
Once someone faces the possibility of a second DUI, which is a misdemeanor
in California, it becomes crucial to hire
Santa Barbara DUI lawyers to combat the charges skillfully and protect your rights. Call (805) 467-6060 for an
Understanding DUI Laws & Prior Offenses
The lookback period in California is ten years, which means the punishment
for subsequent DUI’s increases if you have been convicted of DUI’s
within that time frame. You do have the right to request a jury trial
if facing these charges, which means that the prosecutors must prove that
you committed all of the elements involved in a DUI charge.
- You were driving in a way that would indicate intoxication
- You failed at least one of the field sobriety tests that were asked of you
- You showed telltale signs of intoxication, such as poor balance, slurred
speech, or bloodshot eyes
- Your blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08 or above
Appel & Morse has handled numerous DUI cases over the years, including
assisting those who have had previous DUI charges or multiple convictions.
The penalties for a second DUI include the following:
- Jail: 96 hours and up to 1 year
- Fine: At least $390 and up to $1, 000
- 3 to 5 years of probation
- Community service
License suspension for up to 2 years
- Attendance in DUI school for 18 months
- Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
We know that the days pass quickly when fighting these charges, so there
is not a moment to waste. In California, you are only given 10 days to
fight to regain your driving privileges. We can handle the DMV paperwork
as well as the criminal processes involved, to make sure that your life
is disrupted as little as possible.
Put Extensive Trial Experience on Your Side
As Santa Barbara
criminal defense lawyers, we know what to anticipate when these cases turn up in trial. With
over 30 years of experience under our belts and a steadfast commitment to protecting the rights of
those who have been accused we are confident we can help you protect your
reputation and your future from a second DUI conviction.
Begin your defense now and contact us today to schedule a
free case consultation.