Orange County DUI Attorneys

Multiple DUI Defense Lawyers in Orange County, California

The experienced Orange County DUI lawyers and attorneys at Coffey & Coffey are qualified to handle multiple offense cases for our clients who have been arrested for a second, third or subsequent DUI.

Multiple offenses, whether for DUI (driving under the influence), commercial vehicle DUI or under 21 DUI, will carry enhanced penalties for the driver. In California, multiple offense DUI penalties are harsh. For instance, in California, DUI convictions within ten years of one another will result in enhanced penalties, whereas the time limit is much lower in other states, such as 5 years for a 2nd DUI offense in Florida.

In these instances, our Orange County DUI attorneys may work to disprove or discredit a previous DUI offense or may provide aggressive DUI defense for the new DUI charge. Either way, our Orange County DUI attorneys will be fighting to help our client avoid the excessive penalties they would otherwise face.

Orange County Multiple DUI Penalties

The penalties for multiple DUI offenses in Orange County, California are as follows:

  • 2nd DUI Offense (within 10 years):
    • License suspension of up to 2 years
    • Fines and court fees of $1800 to $2800
    • County jail sentence of 96 hours to 1 year
    • Ignition interlock device
  • 3rd DUI Offense (within 10 years):
    • License suspension of up to 3 years
    • Fines and court fees of up to $2800
    • County jail sentence of 4 months to 1 year
    • Ignition interlock device
  • 4th DUI Offense (within 10 years):
    • May be charged as a felony offense, rather than the lesser charge of a misdemeanor
    • License suspension of up to 4 years, or may be permanent
    • Fines and court fees
    • County jail or state prison sentence of 6 months to 3 years
    • Ignition interlock device

An ignition interlock device is installed in the driver’s vehicle and acts as a breathalyzer machine. The driver must blow into the machine and register an approved blood alcohol concentration in order for the car to start.

Orange County Multiple DUI Lawyers: Coffey & Coffey

The Orange County DUI lawyers and attorneys at Coffey & Coffey are committed to getting outstanding results for clients facing multiple DUI charges, in criminal court and in their DMV proceedings. Our Orange County DUI lawyers always seek to have charges dismissed or dropped before a case has the chance to go to court, and getting your license back is our first priority.

Contact an Orange County multiple DUI attorney at Coffey & Coffey today!