Question: I received a DUI in Van Nuys and a 2nd DUI 2 months later in Burbank, what am I looking at? This occured in Los Angeles county on both

Answer: Did the first DUI get resolved yet? or is that case still pending? If the first case did get resolved, then you will also have a probation violation issue which could increase your potential penalty. If there is a second DUI conviction, by statute the penalty can include 96 hours – 1 year in jail, 3-5 years probation, 18 month alcohol class. The max jail time is highly unlikely, but what the prosecutor or court may be willing to offer would depend on your case. For instance, if there were any enhancements such as high BAC, a refusal issue, excessive speeding, accident, etc. There may be other potential penalties as well such as Cal trans, community service, AA meetings, etc. It is possible to get the DUI charges reduced or dismissed, but I would need to know more about your case(s) in order to better assess the situation. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss in further detail.

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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