Question: Is there a difference between a 1st DUI and a 2nd DUI penalty wise? Does it matter that the first was in Van Nuys, CA and the second in San Fernando, CA Courts

Answer: Yes, the penalties for a 2nd offense DUI are more severe than a 1st DUI. If your 1st DUI was more than ten years before your recent DUI, your recent DUI will only be charged as a first offense, although the prosecutor may try to use it against you in negotiating for a plea bargain. Also, it may be possible to get your recent DUI dismissed or reduced. How long ago was your 1st DUI? And are you still on probation for it? I handle DUI’s in Both San Fernando and Van Nuys, CA. Call me at 818-336-1384 to discuss further.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
Office in Sherman Oaks