• CHARGES: Two DUI’S in 4 months.
    FACING: 2 years in Jail. Possible felony.
    FACTS: Blood Alcohol 4x the Legal Limit
    RESULT: NO COUNTY JAIL.
  • CHARGES: Attempted Murder
    FACING: 15 years to Life
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. CLIENT RELEASED
  • CHARGES: 2 DUI’S and 2 accidents in 2 months.
    FACING: 2 years in county jail.
    RESULT: NO JAIL TIME.
  • CHARGES: 3rd Offense DUI.
    FACING: 1 Year in Jail, Ignition Interlock. Fines.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail. No fines.
  • CHARGES: Felony assault, criminal threats.
    FACING: 6 years in Prison.
    COURT: Client facing 2 strikes.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No Jail.
  • CHARGES: Felony drugs for Sale.
    FACING: 6 Years in Prison.
    FACTS: Client w/drugs, scales and cash.
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED. No jail.
  • CHARGES: DUI. Refusal allegation.
    FACING: License Suspension for 1 year.
    FACTS: Client had 12 pack then gets refusal.
    RESULT: License SAVED.
  • CHARGES: 3RD DUI, ACCIDENT/INJURIES.
    FACING: 3 Years in Prison. 3 year License Susp.
    FACTS: Major accident. High B.A.C.
    RESULT: CHARGES NOT FILED. LICENSE SAVED.
  • CHARGES: Assault w/deadly weapon.
    FACING: 1 Year Jail. 1 Year Counseling. Fines.
    FACTS: Flashlight on neighbor
    RESULT: Charges DISMISSED Prior to Trial.
  • CHARGES: Embezzlment, 11 felony counts.
    FACING: 5 years in prison. Huge Fines.
    FACTS: $35K in theft over 1 year.
    RESULT: 10 days community labor. DISMISSAL in 3 years.
  • CHARGES: Robbery. Felony Assault. Threats.
    FACING: 3 Strikes. Over 20 years in Prison.
    RESULT: STRIKES DISMISSED. NO JAIL.

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DUI & DMV PENALTIES

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL AND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE PENALTIES
FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

CRIMINAL SENTENCES FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS
(VEHICLE CODE SECTION 23152)

OFFENSE MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SENTENCES WHEN PROBATION IS GRANTED (3 TO 5 YEARS PROBATION TERM) MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SENTENCES WITHOUT PROBATION

FIRST Offense within 10 years Attendance at a 3,6 or 9 month alcohol/drug program, a fine of $390 to $1000, possibly 48 hours to 6 months in jail. As a result of the court conviction, the DMV will suspend your license for 6 or 10 months, but a restricted license may be available unless the court orders otherwise. 96 hours to 6 months in jail, $390 to $1000 fine, and a 6 month license suspension.
SECOND Offense within 10 years Two options, both carrying a fine of $390 to $1000, plus either: (A) 10 days to 1 year in jail; or (B) 96 hours to 1 year in jail; and either an 18-month or 30-month alcohol/drug program. Installation of interlocking device for up to 3 years. As a result of the court conviction, the DMV will suspend your license for 2 years, but a restricted license may be available after the first year of suspension unless the court orders otherwise. 90 days to 1 year in jail, $390 to $1000 fine, and a 2 year license suspension.
THIRD Offense within 10 years 120 days to 1 year in jail, $390 to $1000 fine, and an 18-month or 30 month alcohol/drug program if you have not completed one before. As a result of the court conviction, the DMV will revoke your license for 3 years, but a restricted license may be available after the first year of suspension unless the court orders otherwise. 120 days to 1 year in jail, $390 to $1000 fine, and a 3-year license revocation.
FOURTH or Subsequent Offense within 10 years 180 days to 1 year in jail, $390 to $1000 fine, and an 18-month or 30 month alcohol/drug program if you have not completed one before. As a result of the court conviction, the DMV will revoke your license for 4 years, but a restricted license may be available after the first year of suspension unless the court orders otherwise. 16 months, or 2 or 3 years in state prison, or 180 days to 1 year in county jail; $390 to $1000 fine, and a 4-year license revocation.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE (ADMIN PER SE) DMV PENALTIES FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR DRUGS

FIRST OFFENSE .08 or greater 4 month suspension
  Refusal 1 year suspension
SECOND OFFENSE .08 or greater 1 year suspension
Within 10 years Refusal 2 year revocation
THIRD OFFENSE .08 or greater 1 year suspension
Within 10 years Refusal 3 year revocation
FOURTH OFFENSE .08 or greater 1 year suspension
Within 10 years Refusal 3 year revocation

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