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DUI Penalties

DUI Lawyer in Thousand Oaks

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is vital that you take the potential penalties seriously. You face jail, fines, loss of your driver's license and more.  Nevertheless the most important factor in any criminal case is the skill and dedication of the defense attorney.  With the support of a forceful attorney you greatly increase your chances of obtaining dismissal or reduction of charges. You are urged to contact a DUI attorney in Thousand Oaks for vigilant defense.

Penalties for DUI

The law looks back 10 years to count how many DUIs you have.

  • First Time DUI: This is a misdemeanor.  There is a fine and costs of up to $1,800, mandatory jail time of 48 hours, alcohol education classes and probation from 3 to 5 years.  License suspension is for 6 months.
  • Second DUI:  This is still a misdemeanor but penalties increase.  Mandatory jail time is 96 hours.  License suspension is for 2 years.  You may qualify for a restricted license after one year.
  • Third DUI: Still a misdemeanor but mandatory jail time is now 120 days.  Your license may be suspended for 3 years.
  • Fourth DUI:  This is a felony and can result in a three year term in the state prison and permanent loss of driver's license.
  • DUI with Injury :  This can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the seriousness of the injuries.   If charged as a felony you may be facing 2 to 4 years in prison with an extra 3 to 6 years if a victim suffers great bodily injury.
  • Vehicular Manslaughter :  This is a felony and with a sentence of up to 10 years in the state prison.

Thousand Oaks DUI Attorney Serving Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Calabasas & Simi Valley

At Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP, we provide vigorous defense of clients in Thousand Oaks charged with DUI. The legal team of our Criminal Defense Department works relentlessly to achieve the best possible resolution of every case.  We assist clients in seeking alternatives to jail time and applying for restricted licenses as needed to allow driving to and from work and school. 

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