Van Nuys DUI in 2005 with 2nd dui in Burbank last week
2nd DUI in 10 years; potential consequences
Question: I have a convicition for a Van Nuys DUI in 2005. I did everything I was supposed to do for that case. I looked into getting an expungment for it but I did not do it. I know have an another dui in Burbank that I was arrested on last week. What will I be charged with as DUI? Will I lose my drivers license?
Answer: If you had a 2nd DUI within 10 years of the first DUI (which it appears is the case for you), the penalties for a 2nd DUI would increase (as compared to a 1st offense DUI .
Further, there would be a mandatory driver license loss based on a conviction (or direct DMV action). Also note that in California, there is a limited time to request a DMV hearing regarding the drivers license, or else that right is waived. You or your DUI attorney has 10 days from the date of arrest to request a DMV hearing.
The potential consequences for a 2nd DUI can be very serious including mandatory jail time, a two year driver license suspension, a 1 year interlock device requirment if your 2nd DUI conviction is in Los Angeles, up to 5 years probation, heavy fines, an 18 month alcohol course, etc. Having an experienced local DUI attorney in your area defending you can certainly help mitigate potential consequences.
Call me at 818-336-1 DUI to discuss your case in more detail. I have successfully resolved 2nd DUI cases in Burbank and would be happy to give you a free consultation.
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