Prior Convictions and DUI in Bakersfield
Penalties for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th DUI Convictions
DUI is a criminal charge, and the penalties are enhanced for a 2nd, 3rd or 4 th conviction. With a second offense, the penalties significantly increase. California law is very tough on DUI. For this reason, if you have been previously convicted for a DUI offense and have now been charged again, you absolutely must seek the counsel of a Bakersfield criminal defense lawyer. A second DUI offense within 10 years of your first will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license for one year.
If, however, you refuse or fail to complete any of the breath & blood tests or a urine test, that suspension can go to two years for a second offense and three years for a third. It is even possible to have your vehicle confiscated. There are many more consequences involved when you are considered a repeat offender. You want to achieve the best possible outcome that you can. At the Law Offices of Kyle J. Humphrey, you will get the aggressive defense that you need in these circumstances from attorneys that truly care and want to help.
Do Not Lose All Hope
As you can see, the consequences can be quite severe and greatly affect your future. But do not lose all hope and give up. There are things that can be done to lessen the consequences and it is not uncommon to get an acquittal, even if you are guilty of the charges. There are rights that you have and it is important that your rights are protected, no matter what mistakes you have made. Having worked both sides of the criminal justice system, Kyle Humphrey and Jared Thompson are well-prepared to fight for your best interests. Our staff is ready to come to your defense throughout Kern County twenty-four hours a day.
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