DUI Defense in Orange County

About DUI Penalties

In our state, there are tough DUI penalties for those who are found guilty of driving under the influence. If you or someone you know has recently been arrested for DUI, it is important that you waste no time in obtaining the services of a skilled Orange County criminal defense lawyer that knows how to effectively handle DUI cases.

You will need to know what your legal rights are and how to keep them protected. Your attorney will inform you of your legal options after reviewing the evidence and details surrounding your arrest and allegations. Depending on the severity of the matter and if there are any other charges that may also be associated, you could face jail, fines, a negative impact on your legal record and a strike in California's Three Strikes Law.

Learn More About DUI Penalties

Here is some specific information on the penalties that are commonly assessed to those convicted of DUI:

First Offense:

  • 96 hours to 6 months in jail
  • $1000 – $1600 fine
  • 6 month license suspension
  • Mandatory Driving Under the Influence Program
  • Possible Ignition Interlock Device, installed at your expense

Second Offense (within 10 years of previous offense):

  • 90 days to 1 year in jail
  • $1000 – $1900 fine
  • 2 year license suspension (if approved for a Restricted Drivers License, Ignition Interlock Device, installed at your expense, will be required)
  • Mandatory Driving Under the Influence Program

Third Offense (within 10 years of previous offense):

  • 120 days to 1 year in jail
  • $1000 – $2000 fine
  • 3 year license suspension (a restricted license, with a required Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense, can be applied for after 1 year)
  • Possible designation as a habitual offender
  • Mandatory Driving Under the Influence Program

Fourth Offense (within 10 years of previous offense):

  • 180 days to 1 year in jail or prison
  • $1000 – $3000 fine
  • 4 year license suspension (a restricted license, with a required Ignition Interlock Device installed at your expense, can be applied for after 1 year)
  • Mandatory Driving Under the Influence Program

Takakjian & Sitkoff is prepared to provide you with the high level of representation you need and deserve in any type of DUI legal matter. It is well understood that you are under a great deal of pressure to achieve a favorable outcome in your case and your attorney will relentlessly advocate your best interests and legal rights in and out of the courtroom. With lead attorney at Takakjian & Sitkoff, are certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to administer field sobriety tests, the firm will use only the best forensic experts, private investigators, and expert witnesses on the defense team. The ultimate goal is to preserve your future freedom, livelihood, driving privileges, legal record and reputation.

If you or someone you know has questions about, or needs aggressive representation for DUI charges, Contact an Orange County DUI lawyer now.

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