Multiple DUI Charges
If this is not the first time you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you need to immediately contact an attorney from The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates. With each consecutive DUI charge that you receive, your penalties will increase and you could be fronted with immense fines, lengthy jail times, community service and permanent license suspension. Our firm is committed to providing one-on-one representation and trusted legal counsel to those facing a variety of criminal charges. Working with an Alpharetta criminal defense lawyer from our firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Penalties for Multiple DUI Convictions
In the event that you are tried and convicted a second or third time, your penalties will greatly increase. Depending on the particular circumstances of your case, your specific sentencing or penalties may vary, which is why it is always important that you speak with an attorney. Prosecutors will take into account factors such as age, commercial driver’s licenses, the amount of alcohol in your system and collisions or traffic stops. An attorney could be your best option to protecting your driving privileges, future and freedom.
Second-time DUI offenders who are convicted of driving under the influence can be required to complete an alcohol-awareness or treatment program that is court monitored. You will also be required to complete a minimum of 30 days community service and install an interlock ignition device (IID) into your vehicle. Most convicted individuals will also spend at least 3 days in jail and be subjected to pay up to $1,000 in fines. Your license may be suspended for at least 3 years and, if you are eligible to have your license reinstated, you will be required to pay at least $210 in reinstatement fees.
Third-time offenders will see even more significant increase in penalties. In addition to the 30 days of mandatory community service and required installation of an IID in your vehicle, you will be required to spend between 15 days and 12 months in jail. Your local newspaper may require a photograph for newspaper coverage, and you will be required to attend a treatment program. License suspensions will last 5 years and, if your license is eligible for reinstatement, you will have to pay a $210 reinstatement fee. Of course, there are other factors that may be taken into consideration, and a legal representative should be contacted immediately.
Retain The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates
Are you facing the Georgia legal system? If so, you need to work with our team as soon as possible. We have more than 25 years of combined experience in effectively representing our clients. Our reputation for success both inside and outside of the courtroom makes working with The Law Offices of Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates an easy choice for those seeking legal guidance. If you have questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact an Alpharetta DUI lawyer today and receive your complimentary consultation over the phone.