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DUI Penalties

DUI PENALTIES IN FRESNO, MERCED, MADERA, KINGS AND TULARE COUNTIES, CA

The penalties for a DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in Fresno, Merced, Madera, Kings and Tulare Counties may vary depending upon a number of circumstances. However, general sentencing and penalties for DUI in California are listed below:

First Offense DUI:

  • Driver's license suspension for up to 6 months
  • Probation up to 3 years
  • 3 to 9 months of DUI classes
  • Fines and court fees of approximately to $2,000
  • 0 to 6 months in county jail

Second Offense DUI (within 10 years):

  • Driver's license suspension for up to 2 years
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • 18 months of DUI classes
  • Fines and court fees of approximately to $2,000
  • Up to 1 year in county jail

Third Offense DUI (within 10 years):

  • Driver's license suspension for up to 3 years
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • 18 months of DUI classes
  • Fines and court fees of approximately to $2,000
  • 4 months to 1 year in jail

 Fourth DUI Offense (within 10 years):

  • Felony charges
  • License suspension for up to 4 years
  • 18 months of DUI classes
  • Fines and court fees of approximately to $2,000
  • 6 months up to 3 years of imprisonment in state prison

 Additionally, the following factors may result in enhanced penalties:

  • A Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .15% or greater
  • Prior DUI convictions
  • Causing an accident resulting in injury or death
  • A minor under the age of 14 in the car at the time of the offense
  • Speeding at the time of the offense

 To have the best chance of avoiding the penalties and negative consequences of a DUI conviction, be sure to contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Contact DUI attorney David Jones to learn more about how you can avoid serious DUI penalties.

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