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Oakland Multiple DUI Offenses Lawyer

Oakland Multiple DUI Offenses Lawyer

Alameda County DUI Attorney for Drunk Driving Arrests With Previous Convictions

Unless they are willing to get treatment, drunk driving offenders in Alameda County with multiple convictions are likely to be sentenced harshly. The penalties for a DUI charge for a person with a prior DUI conviction or a felony conviction for DUI are far more severe than those for a first-time DUI. These drivers may face significant fines, lengthy jail time, driver's license suspension, requirements to complete community service, drunk driving education, and other legal ramifications. It may be difficult to find housing and employment or to receive loans or be admitted to college. Drivers facing multiple DUI charges need a skilled lawyer who not only understands the Oakland DUI procedures but who also cares about assisting individuals who suffer from alcoholism in navigating through the difficulties they face.

For the last three decades, Attorney Paul Burglin has defended drivers with multiple DUI convictions in Oakland, and he achieved positive outcomes in many cases. Out of all lawyers practicing in California, Paul is one of only five who have passed the National College of DUI Defense's board certification process. He is one of the co-authors of "California Drunk Driving Law." This book is frequently referenced by other lawyers in the state as a primary resource when preparing to defend clients in DUI cases.

Penalties for Multiple DUI Convictions in Oakland

If you are convicted of drunk driving more than once in Alameda County Superior Court, you will face severe consequences. The following is a general overview of the potential punishments:

Second Conviction for DUI

If you are charged with DUI after having been convicted of this offense within the last 10 years, the statutory minimum sentence in Alameda County jail is 96 hours. However, depending on the circumstances, this may be increased to a much lengthier sentence. You will also be looking at around $1,000 in fines, as well as other financial penalties. Your driver's license may be suspended for up to two years. In addition, you will be required to attend multiple offender drunk driving education for 18 months and install an ignition interlock device in all vehicles that you will be driving.

Third Conviction for DUI

The minimum statutory jail time for a third DUI within 10 years is increased to 120 days, and fines of $1,000 or more will apply, along with large penalty charges, a maximum three-year driver's license revocation, at least 18 months of multiple-offender drunk driving education, a designation as a habitual traffic offender, and the requirement to use an ignition interlock device in your car.

Fourth Conviction for DUI

A fourth drunk driving violation within 10 years can result in a sentence of between six months and one year in county jail or three years in prison, depending on whether misdemeanor or felony charges apply in your specific situation. You may also face fines and penalties totaling as much as $10,000, as well as a driver's license revocation for four years.

Enhanced Penalties for DUI

Penalties for multiple DUI convictions may be harsher if there are any aggravating circumstances. The following are some examples:

  • Child endangerment due to the presence of a minor in the vehicle;
  • Refusing to submit to a chemical BAC test after being arrested;
  • Driving with a BAC of .15 percent or more;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Causing bodily injury while committing DUI;
  • Causing someone's death (vehicular manslaughter); or
  • Driving on a license that has been revoked or suspended.

Contact Our Oakland Board-Certified DUI Attorney

The Alameda County Superior Court takes DUI charges very seriously, and repeat offenders are often treated harshly. Paul Burglin has represented clients in DUI cases for over 30 years. He thoroughly examines each case and determines the most effective legal defense to minimize the catastrophic results of a DUI conviction as much as possible. Mr. Burglin has extensive trial experience and is highly regarded by both the legal community and law enforcement. He can handle every step of the process, and he is often the attorney of choice for legal officials who have a loved one who has been charged with multiple drunk driving offenses.

Contact attorney Paul Burglin today for a free, confidential consultation at 510-250-5629. We serve clients in Oakland, as well as Alameda County's cities, towns, and unincorporated areas.

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