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DUI Penalties in Orange County

In Orange County and throughout California, driving while under the influence is taken extremely seriously with penalties that have the severity to match. These penalties, however, depend on the circumstances of the case, including past criminal record, blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and more. Below, we have outlined some of the most common penalties that defendants are facing in DUI cases, as outlined in California Vehicle Code Division 11.5 If you have further questions or would like to learn how we can protect your rights, call us today.

First DUI Offense

  • Driver's license suspension for up to 4 months
  • Probation for 1 to 5 years
  • 3 to 6 months of alcohol classes
  • Fines and court fees of $390 to $1,500
  • 0 to 6 months in county jail

Second DUI Offense (Within 10 Years)

  • Driver's license suspension for 1 to 2 years
  • 1 to 5 years of probation
  • 18 months of mandatory alcohol classes
  • AA meetings
  • Fines and court fees of $390 to $1,500
  • 96 hours to 1 year in county jail

​​​​​​​Third DUI Offense (Within 10 Years)

  • Driver's license suspension for up to 3 years
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • 18 months of alcohol classes
  • AA meetings
  • Fines of up to $1,500
  • Ignition Interlock Device installed on defendant's vehicle
  • 4 months to 1 year in jail

​​​​​​​Fourth DUI Offense (Within 10 Years)

  • Felony charges
  • License suspension for up to 4 years
  • 18 months of mandatory alcohol classes
  • AA meetings
  • Up to $1,500 in fines
  • 1 to 5 years of imprisonment in state prison​​​​​​​

Factors That Can Enhance Penalties

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If you have been accused of drinking and driving, it is critical that you get the help of an experienced Orange County DUI defense lawyer to look out for your rights. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, we have helped people throughout Southern California challenge the charges that they are facing. We fight tirelessly to help clients reach the best possible outcome, whether charges are dismissed, penalties reduced, or even a “not guilty” verdict is won. To learn how we can help you fight to avoid serious penalties, get in touch today!

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