Penalties for DUI in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles DUI Attorney

In California, you will face penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) depending upon a number of factors: your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), how you were driving at the time of the arrest, your age, whether you were involved in an accident and whether you have any prior DUI convictions on your record. If you have been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles or a nearby area, you may face jail time, fines, license suspension and more. Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer David D. Diamond may be able to help you avoid maximum penalties and may even be able to have your charges dropped altogether. He offers a free case evaluation to see what may be able to be done in regards to your specific case.

Following is a basic list of penalties for driving under the influence charges in California. Actual sentencing may vary, depending upon any one of a number of factors.

1st DUI offense, with no enhanced penalties:

  • 6 month license suspension
  • 0 - 6 months in county jail
  • Alcohol classes for 3 - 9 months
  • Fines of $390 - $1000

2nd DUI offense within 10 years:

  • 2 year license suspension
  • 96 hours - 1 year in county jail
  • Alcohol classes for 18 months
  • Fines of $390 - $1000

3rd DUI offense within 10 years:

  • 3 year license suspension
  • 4 months - 1 year in county jail
  • Alcohol classes for 18 months (if not done previously)
  • Fines of $390 - $1000

4th DUI offense within 10 years:

  • 4 year license suspension
  • 6 months to 3 years in county jail or state prison
  • Alcohol classes for 18 months (if not done previously)
  • Felony DUI charge

DUI with Injury:

  • Up to 3 or 6 years in state prison

Contact a Los Angeles DUI Lawyer

Regardless of the specific charges and penalties you face, only a capable Los Angeles DUI lawyer will have any chance of helping you avoid these penalties. Our attorney has what it takes to defend all types of driving under the influence charges throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas in Southern California.

Facing DUI charges in Los Angeles? Contact a Los Angeles DUI lawyer from our law firm today!