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Penalties for 2nd DUI Charges in Santa Clarita

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If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you can lose your license and also be imprisoned. A Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney attorney should be contacted to defend you against the charges you face. For skilled legal assistance, look no further than Law Offices of David M. Wallin. Our familiarity with DUI cases allows us to prepare your strongest possible defense. Our three highly skilled lawyers and 6 invaluable paralegals form a team committed to doing all we can to help you and your future.

Avoiding a 2nd DUI Conviction

Driving under the influence carries significant consequences even for a first offense. These gradually increase with subsequent incidents.

For a second DUI, which is considered so if there is a prior DUI on your record within the last seven years, you may face:

  • 30 days in jail
  • Significant fines
  • A two-year license revocation
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
  • 60 days of electronic home monitoring
  • Possible mandatory alcohol or drug counseling

Certain circumstances can cause penalties to be further increased. These include such situations as having a blood alcohol content greater than .15%, refusing chemical testing, or causing injury or death while driving under the influence.

Our firm's comprehensive investigation includes examining police actions taken during your arrest as to their legality. We can also review your field sobriety tests and chemical tests for errors in administration or evaluation. These are open to question and will be thoroughly inspected as to their validity. We will take prompt action on your case and are committed to pursuing the best outcome possible.

If you are facing a DUI charge and also have one on your record, contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer for help.

Why Hire The Law Offices of David M. Wallin

  • Former Prosecutor

    Our founding lawyer is a former Deputy District Attorney.

  • Certified Expert

    He is also one of the rare criminal law specialists in the state.

  • 50+ Years of Combined Experience

    Our team offers the trial-tested defense you deserve.

  • Available 24/7

    We are prepared to take immediate action for our clients.