Don't Take Chances With A Second Or Multiple DUI

If you have faced DUI charges before, you already know that the penalties can be harsh. You may not know, however, that second offense DUI charges (California Vehicle Code 23540) are even harsher. You do not want to assume that the penalties will be about the same as they were for the first DUI.

For subsequent DUI charges, you need the experienced attorneys at Ridley Defense. Founding attorney Douglas H. Ridley is a former deputy district attorney. He is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of California DUI cases, including subsequent offenses. His experience on the other side means that he can spot weaknesses in the prosecution's case. It also allows him to negotiate effectively with prosecutors because he speaks their language.

Our firm serves people in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California. Learn what our criminal defense lawyers can do for you. Please call us 24/7 at 805.208.1866 for a complimentary consultation.

The Penalties Increase Severely

A second DUI offense within 10 years may include:

  • A jail sentence of 90 days to one year
  • A fine of $390-$1,000
  • A license suspension of two years

A third DUI offense within 10 years may include:

  • A jail sentence of 120 days to one year
  • A fine of $390-$1,000
  • A license revocation of three years

A fourth or subsequent DUI offense within 10 years may include:

  • Felony charges
  • A prison sentence of 16 months or two to three years, or a jail sentence of 180 days to one year
  • A fine of $390-$1,000
  • A license revocation of four years

Now Is The Time To Talk To An Attorney

We will work diligently to pursue a favorable outcome for you. You can rely on our experience as negotiators and trial attorneys. For a complimentary case evaluation, complete our online form or call us in Ventura at 805.208.1866.