What Are The Penalties For A DUI Second Offense?
We represent people from all walks of life in driving under the influence (DUI) charges. When people accused of DUI try to go into court and defend themselves, they simply plead guilty in a plea bargain for a lesser punishment. However, this approach will leave a DUI on your record. If you are convicted of another crime in the future, the fines, jail time and license suspensions will go up exponentially with each future conviction.
It is essential to work with an experienced, aggressive attorney who can defend you against these charges. At our firm, Baldwin County second-offense DUI attorney John W. Beck is a former prosecuting attorney with more than 20 years of legal experience. We provide strategic, aggressive defense against second and subsequent DUI charges in Alabama.
Serious Penalties For Multiple DUI Convictions In Alabama
- Second and third DUI convictions in Alabama: If you are convicted of two or more DUI charges, you are facing mandatory jail time, and increased fines and license revocation period.
- Fourth and subsequent DUI: The fourth DUI conviction is a felony in Alabama. With a conviction, you could be facing up to 10 years in prison.
- Alabama habitual offender law: You need a lawyer who can fight the implementation of the habitual DUI offender status, which will increase your fines, jail time and other penalties.
Driver’s License Defense
Driver’s license suspensions go up exponentially with each subsequent DUI charge. While the first DUI offense will come with a 90-day suspension, a second offense brings a one-year suspension and a third conviction will bring a three-year suspension of your license.
While many attorneys offer license suspension defense, there are few with substantial experience and knowledge of how to protect their clients’ driving privileges. At Beckdefense, we have a wealth of experience representing clients in the complex process of driver’s license defense. We can represent you in all of the filings, the hearings, and even suing the state of Alabama and getting a stay order from a circuit court judge, if necessary.