Danbury DUI Attorney
Are you facing multiple DUI charges in Danbury?
If you already have a conviction on a DUI charge and are arrested again, the penalties increase if you are convicted and you are now facing severe penalties. Lawmakers and prosecutors become ever more aggressive as the number of DUI arrests increase and a repeat offender risks severe punishment, including jail or prison time and a suspended license. Prior convictions are on your record and will be taken into account if there is a conviction less than ten years ago. If you are facing a second, third or fourth DUI charge, you need the services of an experienced Danbury criminal defense attorney. When you consider that a second conviction will result in jail time and a third conviction will be considered a felony, you need the best representation available.
The skilled attorneys at Jowdy & Jowdy can assess the facts of your case and will mount an aggressive defense to fight to mitigate the harsh consequences of multiple DUI charges.
Even if your first offense was an extremely minimal situation and your sentence and consequences were minimal, the second offense or third offense will not be treated nearly so lightly. You will be labeled a repeat offender and that stigma will affect how your case is viewed by the court and by the DMV.
Consequences for Repeat DUI Offenders
The legally mandated consequences for repeatedly driving drunk increase in both the length of time your license gets suspended and the severity of the punishments meted out by the courts. The DMV can suspend your license for as little as nine months and up to three years and you need an experienced Per Se Hearings attorney to fight for your rights. In addition, the court can add another three years for the second offense and make your license permanently revoked at the third offense. Fines range from $1000 for the second offense up to $8000 for the third. Similarly, jail time varies from 120 days to three years. A skilled and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney can work your case to fight to reduce the consequences of multiple DUI offenses. Time is critical in these cases and your best ally is a skilled defense.
Contact a Danbury DUI attorney if you have been charged with a drunk driving offense and have a prior conviction.