No matter if it’s your 1st or 4th DUI, you are still considered innocent under the law until proven otherwise.
A fourth or subsequent DUI is a serious legal matter with consequences
that will impact the rest of your life. The burden of proof in a
DUI case is on the prosecution. Prosecutors are required to provide evidence that
establishes your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
California law is designed to punish offenders more severely when they
have been previously convicted of DUI. This also includes a plea to a
wet reckless. If you are convicted of a fourth DUI, you will most likely
be facing a
felony charge instead of a misdemeanor. Felony charges carry harsh penalties, which
is why you should secure the services of a legal professional to handle
The DMV requires a four-year driver license revocation if you are convicted
of a fourth offense
felony DUI. When your license is revoked, your privilege to drive a vehicle is terminated
for a set period of time. After this time-period, your privilege will
be reinstated and you can get a new driver’s license. However, once
your license is revoked for a fourth offense DUI, you will not be eligible
for a restricted or temporary driver’s license.
Handling Your DUI Case
Your case begins the moment you are arrested. This is a critical time,
and you will need to make decisions that can have a significant effect
on the outcome of your DUI case. The decisions you make can result with
your charges being reduced, which means you could end up facing a lesser
offense. Additionally, the charges against you may be dismissed and you
would be able to go back to your life without ever going to trial.
In some DUI cases, the pre-trial negotiations and motions will not be in
your favor, which will make it difficult to decide if you want to proceed
to trial. The trial is where you will get the opportunity to prove your
innocence by presenting evidence that discredits the prosecution’s case.
Being innocent and knowing it is one thing, but proving it is a whole other
matter. If you are being charged with your 4th DUI, you will need a lawyer who is experienced in California criminal
law to help you prove your case and secure your freedom. Our team of attorneys
will advise you on how to handle your case and protect your rights.
Contact our Dublin DUI lawyers
today to discuss the details of your case.