DUI already carries severe penalties, but certain factors can cause enhanced penalties. These penalties go well beyond those normally imposed for DUI and apply in situations such as:
These, as well as other aggravating factors, can result in enhanced penalties by either increasing the range of a potential sentence or by raising the actual charge to a higher level. For instance, a fourth DUI is a felony. If you have been charged with DUI, and you already have one or more drunk driving convictions on your record, Okabe & Haushalter can help. When faced with the severe consequences of multiple DUI convictions, you need skilled professionals on your side.
Penalty enhancement, under California Vehicle Code § 23580, applies to a second or subsequent DUI when a prior DUI conviction exists within the past 10 years. California may also hand down elevated sentences if the driver has one or more convictions in another state. It is important to know that a prior DUI conviction in another state can follow you home.
In order to discourage people from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after their first DUI conviction, the following key penalties will be assessed upon conviction:
Second DUI Offense
Third DUI Offense
A fourth DUI offense becomes a felony DUI with much severer penalties.
Individuals who face multiple DUI arrest in the span of 10 years should rightfully be concerned about the conclusion of their case. Okabe & Haushalter has a long-standing record of success in defending the rights of the accused. Our firm appreciates the need for immediate representation and we treat every case as though it is the most critical. We can fight hard to protect your rights!
Contact a San Francisco DUI defense attorney if you have been charged with DUI after a previous conviction and want to discuss your case with a legal professional.