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DUI Penalties

The DUI penalties in California are very complex and severe.  These penalties can greatly alter a person’s normal way of living and impinge upon a person’s freedom.  In California, already harsh penalties can be enhanced if: 

  • the person has multiple DUI offenses on his/her record
  • was excessively speeding while under the influence
  • had a passenger under the age of 14 in his/her car while under the influence
  • has a blood alcohol concentration of .15% or higher
  • refused to consent to breath testing during the traffic stop

In cases where penalty enhancements are not applicable, the person will usually face standard sentencing.  Below is a list of standard California legal penalties that correspond with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd DUI offenses. 

1st DUI Offense Penalties

  • 48 hours of jail time
  • 3-5 years probation
  • $1,400 - $1,800 in possible fines and court fees
  • mandatory DUI school
  • up to 6 months driver’s license suspension

2nd DUI Offense Penalties

  • 96 hours of jail time
  • 3-5 years probation
  • $1,800 - $2,800 in possible fines and court fees
  • mandatory DUI school
  • up to 18 months driver’s license suspension

3rd DUI Offense Penalties

  • 120 days of jail time
  • 3-5 years probation
  • $1,800 - $2,800 in possible fines and court fees
  • mandatory DUI school
  • up to 3 years driver’s license suspension

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If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI in Pasadena, it is imperative that you obtain the services of a qualified DUI defense attorney.  California Legal Team is dedicated to helping clients fight their DUI charges so that they can move forward with their lives.  In addition to Pasadena, we also offer DUI defense attorney services in Newport Beach. Every one of our clients is provided with aggressive defense by a highly trained and experienced lawyer.  At the California Legal Team, we are focused defense attorneys who believe in giving every client the advocacy, advice, and understanding they need to be successful with their DUI matters.