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Multiple DUI

Do you have one or more previous DUI convictions?

When a person has been convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) in the past and then gets arrested for that offense again, the stakes become much higher. After a first DUI offense, subsequent offenses—or multiple DUI—is can lead to harsher penalties, such as longer jail terms, longer driver's license suspensions and higher fines.

If you have a previous DUI record, there is no doubt that the prosecuting attorneys in your case will try to use that against you. This makes it all the more vital that you have a strong defense attorney helping your protect your freedom. Because Tempe DUI Attorney Joshua S. Davidson is a former prosecutor, he has helpful insight into how the other attorneys in your case will try to spin the allegations against you. His experience also makes him better equipped to recognize any weaknesses in the alleged evidence related to your case.

Penalties for Multiple DUI in Arizona

The types of penalties you could be facing will depend on how many previous DUI convictions you have. Here are the penalties that can be applied for a second DUI conviction, which are harsher than the penalties given for a first-time DUI conviction.

Second DUI Conviction Within 7 Years

  • At least 90 days in jail (with at least 30 days served consecutively)
  • Fine of at least $500
  • Assessment of $1,250 for the prison and construction operations fund
  • Assessment of $1,250 for the public safety equipment fund
  • Performance of at least 30 hours of community restitution
  • Driver's license revocation for one year
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device

For a second-time DUI conviction, the defendant might have the option to have his or her jail sentenced lowered to 30 days if he or she successfully completes an alcohol-related or drug-related screening, education or treatment program that is ordered by the court. In some cases, it is in the defendant's best interests to seek this option.

Drivers should be aware that third or subsequent DUI offenses are considered aggravated DUI, a form of felony DUI. Felonies can lead to much more severe penalties, including prison time instead of jail time. Furthermore, those are labeled as convicted felons tend to have much more difficulty getting jobs, obtaining housing and getting into college.

Tempe DUI Lawyer Advocating on Your Behalf

Are you looking for a DUI lawyer in Tempe, Arizona who will tirelessly fight to protect your best interests? If you are, Attorney Davidson is the legal advocate you are looking for. He knows how to approach DUI cases from multiple angles since he has served as both a criminal defense lawyer and a prosecutor. Contact the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson, PLC and get the defense process started! Attorney Davidson's firm offers free consultations.

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