The penalties even for a first time DUI can be severe.
A first time offense means you have been arrested for a DUI and you have not been convicted within 10 years of a prior DUI.
This law came into affect in 2005.
So in other words if you have a current DUI and a conviction within 10 years it will be treated as a second time DUI.
For a first time DUI offense or second offense 23153 within 10 years Vehicle code section (13352, 23554, 23560)
90 days up to one year in jail. , 390 to $5,000.00 fine, and one year or 3 year license suspension. if granted probation it could be up to 5 years.
FIRST OFFENSE VEHICLE CODE 23152 within 10 years (Vehicle Code section 13352, 23536, 23538)
96 hours up to 6 months in jail, $390, to $1,000.00 fine, and a 6 month drivers license suspension. If granted probation it could be up to 5 years.
SECOND OFFENSE VEHICLE CODE SECTION 23152 whitin 10 years ( Vehicle Code 13352, 23540, 23542)
90 days to 1 years in jail $390.00 to $1,000.00 fine, and a 3-year drivers license revocation. If granted probation it could be up to 5 years.
THIRD OFFENSE 23152 WITHIN 10 YEARS (VEHICLE CODE 13352, 23546, 23548)
120 Days to 1 year in jail, $390 to $1,000.00 fine, and a 3-year drivers license revocation. If granted probation it could be up to 5 years.
Reduced from driving under the influence Vehilce Code section 23103. 5
5 days to 90 days in jail, or $145.00 to $1000.00 fine or both. If alcohol or drugs is involved, this conviction will act as a seperate DUI conviction if i commit a subsequent DUI offense wihin 10 years if probation is granted it could be up to 5 years.
If you have been arrested or cited for a DUI it is time to take action we can do a case evaluation with you to determines some of the defenses you may have available to you as well as discuss the penalties above. Many courts locally in Fresno County have there own specific ways of handling the fines fees, etc. So give us a call and set up a case evaluation 559-441-1418.