When you are arrested for a second DUI offense, you will be facing many of the same consequences and penalties that you faced the first time. However, judges and courts are less lenient when sentencing second time DUI offenders—especially without an experienced Oakland DUI defense attorney on their side. In addition, having a second DUI on your record will impact your car insurance and your driving record tremendously.
At The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we will work tirelessly to have your second DUI offense charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed all together. Our attorneys will represent you at your DMV hearing and if necessary, file a petition with the courts to obtain a restricted license so you can drive to work, school, or important events.
Even if you lose your DMV hearing, our DUI attorneys can still try to obtain a restricted license, as long as you show proof of installation of an ignition interlock device. This can be obtained after 90 days in California, provided you submitted to the chemical test.
Yet you have to act as quickly as possible. Once you are charged with a DUI, you only have 10 days to request a DMV hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver's license.
Second DUI offenses in 10 years are usually still considered misdemeanors unless someone was injured. If you are convicted, you will face the following sentence:
While it may seem hopeless to fight your DUI charges—especially if your BAC was greater than 0.08%, nothing is farther from the truth. There is always a way to fight these serious charges and protect your driving record. Your DUI defense attorney may be able to have the charges reduced to reckless driving or an offense that does not trigger an automatic driver's license suspension. In addition, your attorney can challenge the Breathalyzer results and the police officer's side of the story.
No matter how strong the DUI charges are against you, there are ways to fight them. Whether this is your first DUI charge or your fifth, don't hesitate to call our Oakland DUI lawyer at (510) 907-6600. Our East Bay criminal defense firm has a track record of success with these cases.