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Penalty for A First DUI in California

For a first offense DUI, additional jail time is not the norm for our clients. This is why we do everything possible to prevent further ramifications of a DUI conviction, including the doubling, tripling, or even quadrupling insurance costs.

Upon a 1 st time conviction, the DMV will suspend your driver’s license for 6 months offense and may also enforce a maximum suspension of 4 months.

Probation may last from 3 to 5 years. You also cannot drive a vehicle with any alcohol in your blood. If your arrest violates VC 23152 or 23153, you cannot refuse to submit to any chemical tests of your blood, breath, or urine regarding alcohol intake. You will also be prohibited from committing any further crimes, driving without valid insurance, or associating with anyone your probation officer disapproves of. You must disclose your probation terms with law enforcement, and submit to a search and seizure. You may also be required to use an Ignition Interlock Device, or IID.

The court will likely also impose the following, according to VC 23152:

  • A $390 to $2,000 fine and time in county jail ranging from 48 hours-6 months
  • Enrollment, participation, and successful completion of a DUI program
  • If your BAC was lower than 0.20%, you must participate for at least 3 months or longer in a licensed program with no less than 30 hours of program activities, including education, group counseling, and interview sessions
  • If your BAC was 0.20% or more, or you refused to take a chemical test, you must participate for at least 9 months or longer in a licensed program with a minimum of 60 hours of program activities, including education, group counseling, and interview sessions

Contact Our Dublin Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, is led by an experienced and skilled Dublin criminal defense attorney you can trust. Charged or convicted of DUI? We want to deliver you the best possible results, no matter the challenges. Don’t suffer for a 1-time mistake--allow our legal team to advocate on your behalf.

Contact us by calling (888) 865-0741.

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