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Defense for a Second DUI

A judge may sentence a first time offender to minimum time in jail and decrease other penalties or dismiss a suspected DUI case altogether. Second and third offenses are serious and the penalties are greater. A judge and a DMV hearing administrator are more likely to decide a guilty verdict for a second offender. An individual charged with two or more DUIs should contact a Las Vegas DUI attorney for legal advice and guidance following an arrest. Okabe & Haushalter is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense firm with the resources and dedication to defend clients facing a second DUI offense. Our attorneys are skilled DUI defense attorneys and help many clients facing serious criminal charges including second offenses.

Second DUI Offense: Penalties

A prior DUI offense, minor passengers in the vehicle during the DUI arrest, open alcohol containers, a DUI caused traffic collision with injuries or fatalities, or a hit and run can influence the severity of the penalties. Common penalties for a second DUI offense are as follows:

  • Minimum 10 days to 6 months maximum jail time
  • Fines of $750 to $1,000, plus court costs & fees
  • Probation for 1 year
  • License suspension
  • DUI education & counseling

A judge can also add the following penalties for a second offense conviction:

  • Ignition Locking Device
  • Impound of Vehicle
  • Community Service

Work with an Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer

It is important to have a strong and effective legal defense in DUI cases. Our attorneys understand how the prosecution builds cases and how to challenge all pieces of evidence against defendants. Police reports, arresting officer statements, sobriety test results, witness statements, and all other evidence presented by a prosecution are open for attack during a criminal proceeding. Okabe & Haushalter is composed of a team of successful DUI defense attorneys who help many clients get the desired results following an arrest for a second offense. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a skilled DUI defense lawyer.

Contact a Las Vegas DUI lawyer if arrested and charged with a second DUI offense.