If you are charged with a DUI in Long Beach, under California Vehicle Code Section 23152, the punishment for your first DUI may result in a six month suspension of your driver’s license. You may also be subject to probation for a term of three to five years which will require that you never operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol and that you do not commit any other criminal offense. During this moment of uncertainty, you need the guidance of an experienced Long Beach DUI lawyer who will provide you with the support, assurance and responsiveness you and your family need.
The punishment for a DUI charge escalates if you are convicted of more than one DUI offense within a 10 year period of time. The punishment for a second DUI will result in the suspension of your license for up to two years, a fine between $390 and $1000 and imprisonment in county jail for up to one year. The court will also require that you participate in a driving under the influence program for at least 18 months.
The punishment for a third DUI in Long Beach, within 10 years of any prior DUI convictions, is similar to a punishment for a second DUI with several additions. For example, if you are convicted of a third DUI, the DMV will revoke your license for three years and you will be deemed a habitual traffic offender which increases the penalties for any subsequent driving offenses committed.
The punishment for a fourth DUI in Long Beach adds to the punishment implemented for prior DUIs and the prosecution has the option of charging you with a misdemeanor or felony. If you are convicted of a fourth DUI, the DMV will revoke your license for four years and you may also be sentenced to imprisonment for up to three years.
If you have been charged with one or multiple DUIs it is vital that you consult an experienced DUI lawyer in Long Beach. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have decades of experience in successfully representing clients in DUI cases. Contact us today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for more information.