What are the consequences for a second dui and two months left of probation in California?
I had my license reinstated for a year now
Completed a 9 month course for my first dui
Payed all fines.
4 attorney answers
As Mr. Parent wrote, you are looking at both a DUI and a probation violation. You may very well be looking at actual jail as the 9 month program you did suggests you had a blood alcohol concentration above .20 when you were convicted of your first offense. You should contact a local DUI defense attorney to discuss the facts of the new case and what can be done to reduce the consequences of these cases.
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Generally the "consequences" of a 2nd DUI conviction in 10 years is 10d to 1 yr in the county jail. Fines in fees which total just over $2000, 18 month repeat offender school and installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle and more like than not at least 3 yrs of summary probation depending on the court.
On the violation of probation, you can sentenced to the maximum term for the charge(s) to which you were convicted less any credits for time already served.
With all that being said, you should arrange a consultation with an experienced DUI attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case.
You are facing jail. Back to back DUIs in CA are quite serious. You'll need an experienced multiple offense DUI attorney to help you with your case.
On my avvo profile, I've written a detailed guide on how to approach back to back DUI related arrests.
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Jail time is absolutely a possibility. There can be alternative sentences. You need to contact an attorney Asap. They can assist you with this