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DUI Penalties

When people drive under the influence, they not only put their own lives in danger, but they also risk the lives, safety, and well-being of their passengers and other drivers. Law enforcement officials, judges, and prosecutors in Alameda County have no tolerance for this behavior, and come down hard on all drivers arrested for DUI.  Furthermore, prosecutors have no compassion for DUI offenders and often seek the harshest penalties possible. In order to protect yourself from rigorous prosecution, it’s important to hire an experienced and equally aggressively DUI lawyer to defend you in court. When you retain the services of a highly skilled Alameda County DUI attorney, like Robert Tayac, you will not only greatly increase your chances of success, but you will also ensure that your rights are being protected and fought for at all times.

When a person in Alameda County is convicted on DUI charges, he or she stands to face multiple legal penalties. Common legal penalties for a DUI in Alameda County include:

1st DUI Offense-No Probation
Jail:  96 hours to 6 months
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Driver’s License Suspension: up to 6 months
Treatment Program:  None required, but you cannot get your driver’s license reinstated until you have proven to the DMV that you have completed an alcohol treatment program.

First DUI Offense – Probation
Jail: 48 hours to 6 months
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Driver’s License Suspension:  up to 6 months
Treatment Program:  Mandatory attendance in an alcohol treatment program.  If the BAC result was less than 0.20%, 3 months attendance is required.  If the BAC result was greater than 0.20%, 6 months attendance is required. 

Second DUI Offense (within 10 years) – No Probation
Jail: 90 days to 1 year
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Driver’s License Suspension:  up to 2 years
Treatment Program:  18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

Second DUI Offense (within 10 years) – Probation
Jail: 96 hours to 1 year
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Driver’s License Suspension:  up to 2 years
Treatment Program:  18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

Third DUI Offense (within 10 years)
Jail: 120 days to 1 year
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Drivers License Suspension:  up to 3 years
Treatment Program:  18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

Fourth DUI Offense (within 10 years)
Jail: 180 days to 16 months
Fine:  $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
Driver’s License Suspension:  up to 4 years

The severity of these penalties may increase depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. There are certain factors that may cause a judge to increase, or “enhance,” the legal penalties. These factors include:

  • If the driver caused an accident
  • If the accident resulted in injury, death, or extensive property damage
  • If the driver’s BAC was above .20%
  • If the driver refused to submit to a breath or blood test
  • If the driver has any prior DUI arrests or convictions on his or her record
  • If a child was a passenger in the vehicle

Contact Alameda County DUI Attorney Robert Tayac
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Alameda County, it’s a great advantage to your case to hire an experienced and well-trained DUI lawyer to handle your case.  A qualified DUI attorney can review your case, discuss your best options, and provide you with valuable legal guidance throughout the entire DUI process. In addition, a skilled Alameda County DUI lawyer like Robert Tayac can aggressively represent you in court, challenge the prosecution’s evidence, and negotiate for a dismissal or reduction of the charges. Attorney Robert Tayac understands that this is an overwhelming process, and that’s why he is committed to providing you with individualized attention at every step of your case. As always, Mr. Tayac’s main priority is ensuring that your rights are protected at all times, and that you walk away without a DUI conviction on your record.

To speak with a seasoned Alameda County DUI attorney that is dedicated to fighting on behalf your best interest, please contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac at (510) 352-9500.

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