This guide will guide you through the pitfalls of hiring a 4th DUI Attorney as well as explain the consequence of a 4th DUI in California.
4th DUI Is A felony.
If you have three prior convictions for DUI in the last ten years and you've been arrested for a new DUI charge, this charge will be a felony. Consequences for a felony fourth offense DUI are up to 3 years state prison, fines, over 100k bail, alcohol program, rehab, felony formal probation.
Jail Alternatives for a 4th Offense DUI.
Given the fact that a fourth offense is a felony and you're looking at state prison, you'll need to immediately prepare your case for alternative sentencing. Such jail alternatives include house arrest, work furlough, rehab, city jail, county jail. For more information, please see: https://www.2nd-dui.com/jail-alternatives
How to Choose a 4th DUI Attorney
First and foremost, you need someone in the state where your arrest occurred. Second, you need someone who has a comprehensive plan to stay out of jail on a 4th offense and REGULARLY HANDLES THESE TYPES OF CASES as most attorneys may get one or two of these types of cases in their entire lifetime, where other firms, such as mine, do 20 to 30 4th offense DUIs in a given year. You really need someone who handles these types of cases frequently.
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