Question: Is there a good chance that I will face jail time for a 2nd DUI in California? First DUI was in Van Nuys Court. Second DUI is in San Fernando Court.

Answer: First, was the first DUI out of Van Nuys Court within 10 years of the current DUI in San Fernando (arrest date to arrest date)? If not, then it should be charged as a 1st DUI, even though technically it would be your 2nd DUI. A second DUI, has a jail time between 96 hours-1 year, as well as other consequences. I have had success getting 2nd offense DUI’S reduced and deals with no jail time, but I would have to hear more about your case to give you an assessment. Feel free to call me at 818-988-3075 for a free consultation.


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.
Office in Sherman Oaks