DUI Penalties

San Diego DUI Defense Attorney

DUI Penalties

First Offense DUI:

Jail: 4 days – 6 months.

Fines: $390-$1,000 plus penalty assessments.

License Suspension: 4 months suspension. May apply for hardship permit after 30 days. If under the age of 21, 1 year suspension.

Ignition Interlock Device (IID): Court has discretion

Vehicle Impound: Court has discretion

DUI School: 3 months or more if high BAC

Probation: 3 years (informal)

Community Service: some courts permit you to work off fines

Second Offense Plus:

Jail: 90-120 days mandatory jail. No more than 1 year.

Fines: $390 to $1,000

License Suspension: 1 year suspension.

Vehicle Impound: Yes. Vehicle may be seized and disposed if multiple offender.

DUI School: 18-30 months, depending on whether it’s a 2nd or 3rd violation.

Probation: 3-5 years informal(no probation officer to report to), OR formal probation if third offense or more.

Community Service: 10 days mandatory as alternative to jail time.

San Diego, CA DUI Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested for DUI or drunk driving charges in San Diego, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney representing you in court to not only help your case, but defend your constitutional rights. If you are concerned about your future, family, employment or reputation after a DUI conviction, don’t hesitate to contact DUI Crew to speak with someone who can answer your questions and assist in getting a favorable outcome of your case.
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I was arrested for DUI, what can I do about it? After being arrested for DUI you may be unsure of what to do and what your options are. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the process.

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