While charges of drunk driving are serious from the very first offense, they become an even more serious problem when you already have charges on your criminal record. Penalties will increase, and the consequences will become increasingly more severe. For this reason, it is imperative that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable Palm Springs defense lawyer who will be able to stand up for your rights and help you to protect your best interests in the wake of a criminal charge.
Below, we explain what you can expect for your second, third, and subsequent DUI charges, and how Palm Springs Lawyer Joseph Rhea may be able to help.
If you were criminally charged with a second DUI offense within ten years, you will be facing a misdemeanor that is punishable with the following sentence under California law:
Different counties may approach the penalization of drinking and driving differently. For example, Riverside County may impose fines and penalties up to $2,300, and require the convicted to complete an 18-month drug and alcohol program. Jail time may be limited to 30 days, which may be converted to work time.
Under California law, a third DUI offense within 10 years is punishable with the following:
In Riverside County, if you have been charged with your third DUI offense, you may face:
Have you been charged with a second, third or subsequent DUI charge? If so, you need aggressive DUI defense, and you need it now. The penalties for DUI are severe and only get worse with each additional charge. For this reason, contact defense attorney Joseph T. Rhea. As the desert defense lawyer, Attorney Rhea has shown that he can be trusted in complex situations. In fact, he has been able to help hundreds of people to defend their rights after being charged with drunk driving. He is known in the local legal community as a friendly and aggressive advocate and will do everything he can to help.
See a small sample of his legal successes here. Then, when you are ready, simply reach out and contact the firm by calling toll-free at (760) 870-1052.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client