Portland Multiple DUI Offender Lawyer
Second, Third Offense DUI Defense Lawyer
An arrest for DUI, driving under the influence, is no small offense. If you are receiving a second or third offense, there is a lot more on the line than a couple thousand bucks and a temporary loss of your driver’s license. DUI’s affect not only yourself, but your family, your financial standing, your social life and your future.
When you need a tough and experienced DUI defense lawyer, contact the law firm of Helzer & Cromar. We will work hard to minimize the penalties as much as possible.
Protect your rights now! Contact a defense lawyer at Helzer & Cromar as soon as possible after your DUI/DUII arrest.
Penalties for Multiple DUI Offenders
Multiple DUI offenders face serious penalties when faced with a second DUI offense. When a DUI is not yet a criminal charge, they are referred to as civil DUI charges.
Upon a second DUI, a civil charge may include:
- Up to one year in jail
- A $2,000 fine
- 1 year license suspension
- Mandatory ignition interlock device installed in offender’s car
Once you hit a third DUI offense, you are in even more trouble. Not only will your driver’s license be revoked for life (yes, life) you face as little as a $2,000 in charges and a minimum of 90 days in prison. Those are just the baseline consequences. Any additional offenses could incur higher jail time and/or steeper fines, especially if it is a criminal DUI charge.
The penalties increase if the driver’s BAC (blood alcohol content) was 0.15 or higher, or if there were other aggravating circumstances such as driving drunk with a child in the car.
A Strong Defense for Multiple DUI Offenders
For the best representation for a second or third DUI case in Oregon, trust no one but Helzer & Cromar. We challenge everything about your case – from the initial stop to breathalyzer test results. Simple things, such as officials failing to follow standard procedure during field tests or not waiting long enough between breath tests can be enough to combat the charges and protect your rights. Our experience allows us to consider all possible defenses in repeat drinking and driving cases. If you are dealing with a felony DUI charge, visit our Felony DUI page.
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