Edmonds Multiple DUI Lawyer
Arrested for a second, third or fourth DUI in Edmonds?
The penalties for a first time DUI are designed to be tough enough to prevent the behavior in the first place and to deter the individual from committing a repeat offense. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving for a second, third or fourth time, you are at risk of receiving a harsh sentence, and hiring an attorney is the most important step to take following your arrest. It is possible to fight any DUI charge, but you cannot afford any delay in taking action to defend your future.
A second drunk driving offense is punishable by a sentence with terms including:
- Up to a year in jail, with a minimum mandatory term of thirty days
- Sixty days of electronic home monitoring (EHM), which is essentially house arrest
- Between $1,120.50 and $5,000 in fines
- A two-year driver's license revocation
- Five-year mandatory use of an ignition interlock device, which requires you to provide a breath sample before starting your vehicle
- Possible court ordered alcohol education or treatment
A third or fourth offense within seven years carries even tougher penalties, with 120 days of mandatory electronic home monitoring, a three-year driver's license revocation and ten years of ignition interlock use. You can additionally expect to see your insurance rates increase significantly, as you will be viewed as being more of an accident risk.
Defending Multiple DUI Charges in Edmonds
Many people who are arrested for a repeat drunk driving offense make the mistake of rushing to accept a plea bargain, thinking they have no option of fighting the case. No matter how serious the situation may appear, an Edmonds DUI attorney from Johanson Law Group, Inc. may be able to help you avoid a conviction by using proven defense strategies. For example, it may be possible to use the police officer's dashboard video camera footage to demonstrate that the officer made mistakes in explaining or demonstrating the field sobriety tests which led to your arrest. I have 24 years of experience and will use my background as a former prosecutor to defend you against the serious consequences you face.
If you are facing drunk driving charges and have prior convictions on your criminal record, contact an Edmonds DUI lawyer from my firm for hard hitting legal representation to defend your future.
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