What if you are arrested for DUI and have a prior conviction? What if the prior DUI conviction was 20 years ago? Prior Criminal Convictions for DUI will:
You need an experienced criminal attorney who can guide you through the process. Here are the general DUI repercussions for multiple convictions:
These are the general punishments, but there are many other factors to consider – for example:
If you actually took a breath test and your breath alcohol level (BAC) was above .15 or there was a minor under the age of 18 in the car, the penalties are enhanced regardless of whether you have any prior DUI’s. You will be required to have an ignition interlock device on your car for at least 6 months on a first conviction and at least 2 years for a second conviction. In addition, your fines will essentially double:
In addition to these costly penalties, don’t forget that there will be at least 12 months of probation, DUI school, substance abuse evaluation and treatment, and an increase in your car insurance rates.
The best DUI attorneys can and will find a defense to your DUI charge. And, the best criminal attorney will aggressively defend your rights as to the DUI prior conviction. Call us today at (727) 372-3111 for a free consultation.