Multiple DUI Defense Attorney in Laguna Beach
Serving Clients throughout Orange County
If you have been charged with a
DUI as a repeat offender in or around Orange County, seek legal representation
immediately. Two factors can influence the penalties you will face for
a conviction: whether you have had a previous conviction within the last
10 years and whether or not you were involved in a traffic accident that
caused injuries or death. Both of these situations are serious legal matters
that call for the services of a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense
lawyer experienced in handling DUI charges.
In such a situation, I strongly urge you to bring your case to Alan Castillo
– Attorney at Law. As a Laguna Beach multiple DUI defense lawyer,
I can put my 25 years of legal experience to use on your behalf. I have
handled more than 5,000 criminal cases and over 100 jury trials. Having
a seasoned trial lawyer in your corner can make a substantial difference
in the outcome of your case.
Arrested for a second or subsequent DUI? Reach out to my firm at
(949) 234-6525 to arrange for a free consultation as soon as possible.
Multiple DUIs under California Law
California courts aggressively prosecute and punish repeat DUI offenders
in an effort to protect the public and discourage drunk driving. With
each subsequent DUI charge, you face the potential for ever-increasing
penalties that can seriously impact your freedom and future.
DUI penalties for repeat offenders may include:
Second offense misdemeanor: 3 to 5 years' probation, 96 hours to up to 1 year in jail, fines and court
costs of up to $2,000, DUI school ranging from 18 to 30 months, a driver's
license suspension for 2 years; community service, the installation of
an ignition interlock device for 1 year
Third offense misdemeanor: 3 to 5 years' probation, 120 days to up to 1 year in jail, fines and court
costs of up to $2,800, DUI school for 30 months, driver's license suspension
for 3 years and installation of an ignition interlock device for 2 years
Fourth offense felony: 16 months, or 2 or 3 years in prison depending on the circumstances, fines
and court costs ranging up to $2,800, driver's license revocation for
4 years, habitual traffic offender designation, DUI school for 30 months
A repeat DUI offense will be added to your criminal record. This can impact
your job and future employment and housing prospects. It can also result
in your disqualification for certain professional licenses and financial
aid. A criminal record can also have negative immigration consequences.
How Can Alan Castillo – Attorney at Law Help?
An experienced attorney can thoroughly review every detail of your circumstances
in search of errors and flaws that can mitigate charges and penalties.
Various defenses can be mounted in a multiple DUI case, such as:
- No probable cause for the stop
- Lax methods for collecting evidence
- Improper administering of breath or chemical test
- Poor breathalyzer calibration and maintenance
As regards penalties, depending on the circumstances, alternative sentencing
may be available, such as supervised electronic home confinement instead
of actual jail time.
Effectively fighting your charges requires representation from an attorney
well-versed in all aspects of DUI defense. My firm has extensive experience
in this area of the law, and I will leverage my knowledge and skills to
seek a favorable outcome on your behalf.
I am available 24/7. Get one-on-one legal representation by
contacting me at
(949) 234-6525 today.