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Second Offense DUI Penalties

SECOND OFFENSE DUI PENALTIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Second offenders often find themselves in a more difficult position as they seek to avoid jail time.  In the State of California, the statutory minimum is 96 consecutive hours in jail, which can be served over two, 48-hour weekends.  The fact that a second offense DUI in California comes with mandatory jail time, this increases the reasons as to why you would want to hire an experienced DUI Attorney to represent you for a Second Offense DUI Charge in California, especially harsher Counties like Orange County and Ventura County to name just a few.

DUI PENALTIES FOR SECOND OFFENSE DUI 

CURRENT
OFFENSE

SEPARATE* OFFENSES

WITHOUT PROBATION

WITH PROBATION FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS

VC § 23152

1

Current offense date within 10 years of 1 convicted offense under §23101, 23102, 23152, 23153, or 23103 per §23103.5(c).

VC § 23620: Drunk boating (Harb. & Nav. §655 (b)(c)(d)(e)) after 12/31/91equals §23152. And Pen. C. §§191.5, 192(c)(3), and, after 12/31/91drunk boating w/injury (§655(f)), equal §23153.

VC § 23540

VC § 23542

•   $390 to 1000 fine, plus assessments (§§23540, 23542(a)/(b)(2)).

•   Refusal is additional 96 hours jail if pled and proven (§23577(a)(3)).

•   Any jail term must include 48 continuous hours jail or in-patient rehab, or 10 days community service not picking up trash (§23580, but see Pen. C. §2900.5(f)).

•   Suspend license 2 years (restriction eligibility for non-commercial privilege, per §13352(a)(3), after serving 1 year suspension period(IID-restriction eligibility after just 90 days if only alcohol impairment) —credit from admin suspension arising out of same incident may be applied). Court may order no restriction eligibility per §23540(b) or 23542(d), and DMV bound by order. §§13353(a)(3) and 13352.5(g). But see §10:24(b) below.

•   Minimum 18-month drinking driver program (§23542(b)(1).

•   If under 14-year-old passenger pled and proven, additional 10 days jail (§23572(a)(2)), unless convicted of Pen. C. §273(a).

•   Ignition interlock optional up to 3 years (23575(l), see §10:29), but required for restricted license outside of work and DDP (13352(a)(3) and 23575(f)(1)). Ignition interlock device not statutorily required for work and DDP restriction only (13352.5(c)). [Mandatory 12-month IID for convictions in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare on or after July 1, 2010—see §10:29.1]

•   Mandatory car impound 1 to 30 days unless unusual circumstances, but only if prior §23152 or 23153 within 5 years (§23594).

If prior within 10 yrs was punished as a felony (23550.5, §115.2): Up to 1 yr jail or 16 months, 2 or 3 yrs prison, habitual traffic offender designation , 18 or 30-month DUI Program, 4-year license revocation with eligibility for IID- restricted license after 12 months (13352(a)(7) (effective 1/1/12, CVC § 23597 will authorize courts to order 10-year license revocation for persons with three or more separate 23152 or 23153 convictions regardless of the date, subject to certain limitations. See §10:24.2(a).

90 days to 1 year jail (§23540).

10 days to 1 year jail (23542(a)(1)(A))*

OR

96 hours to 1 year, with the 96 hours being served in two 48 hour increments of continuous confinement (23542(a)(1)(B)). The two 48 hour increments may be non-consecutive.*

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Additional probation terms, see §10:26. Mandatory probation violation terms, see §10:93.2.

 
NOTEUNDER VEHICLE CODE § 23550.5 YOUR CURRENT OFFENSE WILL BE A FELONY IF YOU HAD A SEPARATE CONVICTION FOR A FELONY DUI WITHIN 10 YEARS. 


PENALTIES FOR SECOND OFFENSE DUI WITH INJURY 

CURRENT
OFFENSE

SEPARATE* OFFENSES

WITHOUT PROBATION

WITH PROBATION FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS

VC § 23153

1

 

Current offense date within 10 years of 1 convicted offense under §23101, 23102, 23152, 23153, (or 23103 per §23103.5(c), for current offense after7/1/89).

 

 

 

 

§23620: Drunk boating (Harb. & Nav. §655 (b)(c)(d)(e)) after 12/31/91 equals §23152. And Pen. C. §§191.5, 192(c)(3), and, after 12/31/91 drunk boating w/injury (§655(f)), equal §23153.

VC § 23560

VC § 23562

•   $390 to $5000 fine, plus assessments (§§23560(a) and 23562(a)).

•   Revoke license 3 years with restriction eligibility for non-commercial privilege after 12 months (§13352(a)(4)).

•   Refusal is additional 96 hours jail if pled and proven, unless sentenced to prison (§23577(a)(3)).

•   Any jail term must include 48 continuous hours jail or 10 days community service (§23580, but see Pen. C. §2900.5(f)).

•   Mandatory car impound 1 to 30 days unless unusual circumstances, but only if prior §23152 or 23153 within 5 years (§23594).

•   May confiscate and sell vehicle if prior §23152, 23153, or Pen. C. §192(c)(3) (§23596(a)(1)(C)).

•   Ignition interlock option up to 3 years (§23575(l). [Mandatory 24-month IID for convictions in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare on or after July 1, 2010—see §10:29.1]

    If prior within 10 yrs was punished as a felony (23550.5, see §115.2): Up to 1 year jail or 16 months, 2 or 3 yrs prison, habitual traffic offender designation, DUI Program, 4-year license revocation with eligibility for IID- restricted license after 12 months (13352(a)(7)) (effective 1/1/12, CVC §23597 will authorize courts to order 10-year license revocation for per- sons with three or more separate §§23152 or 23153 convictions regard- less of the date, subject to certain limitations).

120 days to 1 year jail, or 16 months, 2 or 3 years prison (§23560).

 

If felony, possible 3 to 6 years prison enhancement for “personally inflicted” GBI on person not accomplice (Pen. C. §12022.7; see §10:34.2).

 

If felony, one year more prison for each additional injured victim, up to 3 (§23558, see §10:34.2).

120 days to 1 year jail;

 

OR

 

30 days to 1 year jail

 

Minimum 18-month drinking driver program [DDP] DUI Program

 

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Additional probation terms,. Mandatory probation violation terms,

 


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