Question: I have a second DUI with accident and a high blood alcohol level. What is the worst possible penalty? My court date is in a few weeks in San Fernando Court.

I would definitely recommend getting an attorney for this. A high BAC, and the accident makes things worse. Where you on probation for your first DUI at the time of the arrest for the 2nd DUI? What did you hit? Was there any injury? And if so, was the injury serious? If there is serious injury, it could be charged as a felony. You can contact me by phone to discuss your case in more specific detail. Generally speaking, a second DUI offense charged as a misdemeanor can include up to a year in jail, fines up to $1,000 plus penalty assessment, 18 month alcohol course, 2 year driver’s license suspension, up to 5 years probation, and other classes and programs. Additionally, there will likely be an enhancement charge since you have a high BAC, and the accident. I recommend getting an experienced DUI attorney who can mitigate the consequences of this, and potentially get charges reduced or dismissed. I have a lot of experience in San Fernando Court.

Phil Hache
DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Handling DUI and Criminal matters throughout Courts in Southern California including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Metro, Bellflower, Alhambra, Malibu, Compton, Inglewood and other Courts.
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