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2nd, 3rd & 4th DUI

Alameda County DUI Lawyer

Because of the number of accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur as the result of drunk driving on California’s roads and highways, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers in Alameda County take all drunk driving offenses very seriously. When a person is arrested on DUI charges, he/she stands to face a number of adverse legal penalties, such as monetary fines, driver’s license suspension, mandatory alcohol treatment, community service, and even time in jail.

By penalizing drunk drivers for their irresponsible actions, it is hoped that they will have learned from their mistakes, and discontinue to drive while under the influence. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as some drivers do not learn their lesson, and continue to drive drunk.

When a person is arrested and charged with a second, third, or fourth DUI, he or she will face much more serious consequences then those offenders arrested for a first-time DUI. In the eyes of the law, multiple DUI offenders have a blatant disregard and disrespect for the safety and well-being of themselves and others, and therefore deserve to be severely punished. All multiple DUI offenders in Alameda County can expect to experience harsh prosecution and stern reception from judges.

Upon conviction of a second, third, or fourth DUI, an offender may face the following legal penalties:

2nd DUI (within 10 years) – No Probation

  • Jail: 90 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

2nd DUI (within 10 years) – Probation

  • Jail: 96 hours to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

3rd DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 120 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 3 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

4th DUI (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 180 days to 16 months
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 4 years

It should be noted that these penalties may be increased depending on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. This is called “enhancement.”

Common reasons to enhance legal penalties include:

  • If the driver caused an accident
  • If the accident resulted in injury, death, or extensive property damage
  • If children were in the car or involved in the accident
  • If the driver’s BAC is above .20%
  • If the driver is driving on a suspended license or driving without a license altogether

Contact Alameda County DUI Attorney Robert Tayac

If you have been arrested for a second, third, or fourth DUI in Alameda County, it’s important to hire a lawyer who has experience defending multiple DUI offenders. As an Alameda County DUI attorney with over two decades of experience, Robert Tayac has the knowledge and skills to provide you with exceptional representation for all of your legal needs.

Attorney Tayac always thoroughly investigates every case he represents, and is not afraid to challenge the prosecution’s argument. In multiple DUI cases, it’s extremely important for your attorney to try and negotiate for a reduction or dismissal of the charges. Attorney Robert Tayac collects compelling facts and evidence to use as leverage when negotiating with the prosecution, and does not rest until he feels he has reached an outcome that serves his clients’ best interest.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an Alameda County DUI lawyer who is committed to protecting and fighting for your rights, freedom, and best interest at all costs, then please contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac at (510) 352-9500.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

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  • “Without Mr Tayac's knowledge and drive to succeed, I most likely would not be able to write this review today.”

    Dave

  • “These clients have called me to thank me for referring them to the Law Offices of Robert Tayac.”

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  • “His in depth knowledge and expertise within his field, along with deep and lasting relationships with the District Attorneys office and everyone involved are without a doubt unmatched.”

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