As someone who has been convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) in Ventura before, you know that this crime is not treated lightly in this particular area; the penalties, even for a first-time offense, can be quite severe.
Well you should also know that with each subsequent DUI conviction, the potential penalties get increasingly severe and include mandatory imprisonment. If you're facing a DUI charge with prior conviction(s), it is absolutely vital that you get in touch with an experienced Ventura DUI defense attorney.
At The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann, we have a stellar record of attaining dismissed or reduced penalties in DUI cases. Have us represent you and we will do everything possible to help you avoid imprisonment, exorbitant fines and other harsh penalties. For a free consultation, please call us today at (805) 290-4932. We will provide you with a full understanding of your rights and legal options.
Penalties for Multiple DUI Offense
Below is a list of potential penalties for individuals with second, third and fourth DUI offenses (committed within 10 years of the previous offense) in Ventura:
- Second DUI Offense: Minimum 30 days jail sentence or work furlough; fines and penalties between $3,000 and $4,000; five years of probation; license suspension of up to one year; and 18 or 30 months of mandatory attendance in DUI School.
- Third DUI Offense: Same as a second offense, but there is a minimum 120 days jail sentence.
- Fourth DUI Offense: Possible felony DUI conviction which carries a four-year license suspension period and up to three years in state prison along with other penalties.
A multiple DUI conviction may also result in the mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), vehicle impoundment and other severe consequences. Additionally, if aggravating circumstances, such as deaths or injuries, are present, then the penalties may be enhanced.
Why You Need Our Assistance
Ventura County has the reputation of being especially tough on crime since the juries tend to be affluent and to hold conservative beliefs. Thus defendants are very susceptible to conviction and harsh sentencing. If you want to preserve your freedom and your future, you should consult with an aggressive attorney who knows how to confidently and effectively handle criminal cases in hostile legal environments.
The exceptional lawyers with The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann have brought several DUI cases to successful conclusions at the Ventura Hall of Justice. Since we are thoroughly familiar with the way the prosecutors and the judges operate in this jurisdiction, we can give you an edge in proceedings inside and outside of the courtroom. If you have any questions, feel free to call our Ventura office at (805) 290-4932.