2nd DUI Charge: The Risks
There is a great risk of heavy penalties if you are facing a DUI charge and have one prior conviction for DUI. The penalties imposed by the court are increased for a second DUI, and you could be facing up to 1 year in jail, a $1,000 fine, 30 days of community service, and a suspended license for up to 3 years. Once you do get your license reinstated - at a $210 cost to you - you may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle you drive. You will be required to cover the installation costs and the cost of data reports from the unit in your car, truck or other vehicle. You also may be required to complete a treatment program within certain time limits, or could be ordered to get a clinical evaluation regarding your condition and alcohol.
Defending a Second DUI Offense in Forsyth County
A 2nd DUI is a serious legal situation, and can have a very negative impact. You will be without transportation and will have the costs involved in public or privately hired transportation, or will be leaning on family or friends to drive you. A Forsyth County DUI lawyer from our firm has the experience and track record of success you need on your side in a 2 nd DUI charge.
Our founding attorney, Richard S. Lawson, is a former DUI prosecutor, and is extremely familiar with DUI cases, from both sides of the aisle. Our firm has resolved over 4,900 DUI cases, and we have over 20 years of experience. Our firm is focused exclusively on DUI defense, and is not spread thin in a range of practice areas. We are DUI defense lawyers - that's it. There is never a cookie-cutter defense. All of the evidence in your case should be reviewed at once. It may be that your case has so many flaws and errors that we can seek a dismissal. Don't take a risk with your future. Contact our firm for help immediately after your arrest.
Contact a Forsyth County DUI attorney from our firm at once if you have been arrested for a 2 nd DUI.