If you are convicted of a DUI with a prior DUI conviction, or a prior “wet reckless” conviction within the last 10 years, the penalties are severe and include 5 years of probation, up to $2000 in fines, up to one year in county jail and an 18 month long alcohol program! Perhaps one of the most serious and impactful consequences is the suspension of your driving privilege!
If you are convicted of a DUI within 10 years of your previous DUI conviction, the new conviction triggers a two-year court suspension of your California drivers’ license. However, if the current conviction is for reckless driving, exhibition of speed, or some offense other than DUI, this court-triggered license suspension is avoided. Wallin & Klarich will do everything possible to attempt to have your case dismissed OR obtain a reduction in your charge!
If your blood alcohol level measured .08 or higher, or if you refused a blood or breath test, the DMV will also seek to impose its own one-year drivers license suspension for your second-time DUI conviction. This administrative suspension is separate from the court-triggered suspension. However, even if you suffer both suspensions, the total suspension period will not exceed two years.
You have the right to contest the administrative suspension. The experienced DMV hearing attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have successfully represented clients in hundreds of DMV hearings. Knowing how critically important a drivers license is to our clients we take special care in reviewing all the documents in your case and examining all legal issues very carefully! We also work with the best expert witnesses in the state–professionals who are the very best at finding errors in chemical tests and machines and devices that measure blood alcohol.
Wallin and Klarich has been helping people win their DUI and DMV legal matters in San Bernardino for over thirty years. We have represented thousands of clients charged with DUI and DUI related offenses and have been very successful in having the charges dismissed or reduced and having DMV suspensions set aside. The San Bernardino DUI defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are ready to take your case. You can call us at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.