Defending Against Second and Subsequent Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in California and you already have one or more DUI convictions on your record, you could be facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days or longer, depending on the county where you were arrested and the facts of your case.
It is critical that you contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. San Mateo prior DUI offenses attorney Charles B. Smith has more than 25 years of criminal law experience and may be able to help you avoid jail on a multiple-offense DUI charge.
Fighting to Help You Avoid the Consequences of a Jail Sentence
While drunk driving is always a serious criminal charge, the penalties in California can be particularly harsh if you have prior convictions on your record. If you have three or more priors, a new DUI charge is treated as a felony, carrying a jail sentence of 16 months or longer.
If you hire our firm, attorney Charles B. Smith will carefully investigate the facts of your case to see whether it is possible to get your DUI charges dismissed or win an acquittal.
If it looks like the prosecution has enough evidence to convict you, Mr. Smith will diligently pursue sentencing alternatives — such as work furlough, electronic monitoring or a residential alcohol program — that may help you avoid long-term consequences like the loss of your job.
Call a San Francisco Multiple DUI Defense Lawyer at 650-425-7703
If you have been charged with DUI in California with priors on your record, you need an experienced attorney. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.