5 Things to Know About Repeat DUI Cases

When most people think of driving under the influence (DUI) cases they tend think that they are an isolated incident for the most part. Yet the records show that many of them, around 27 percent in the state of California, are repeat DUI cases. Whether a repeat DUI case in the Rocklin, Roseville, and Lincoln areas, or beyond, there is a lot to know about the situation.

Those with repeat DUI cases are going to end up with tougher penalties than those who are first time offenders. The courts, and ultimately the law, finds that once someone has been arrested or convicted of a DUI then they should have learned from that and not repeated it a second, or subsequent, time thereafter. But in reality we all know that is not the case and repeat DUI cases do happen.

Those convicted of a repeat DUI will likely spend anywhere from 10 days to one year in jail, have penalties and fines that range from $1,800 to $2,800, and have their license suspended. The amount of jail time, fees, and suspension may be influenced by how many times it is that the person has been a repeat offender. Those who have had a third DUI offense are looking at 120 days to up to one year in jail, fines that can reach up to $18,000, and a license suspension of three years.

Increasingly law enforcement and the state government are looking for ways to crack down on repeat DUI offenses. While trying to make laws for DUI, and especially repeat DUI, tougher they are also finding new ways to try and reduce the number of instances. Some of these options include using tracking technology, which essentially tracks repeat DUI offenders. This technology uses a GPS-like model to keep tabs on if the person goes to bars and similar alcohol-based establishments.

Another tool that is being used to help curb repeat DUI cases is ignition devices. Installing the ignition devices helps to keep those who have had more than the legal limit to drink from driving. The driver won't be able to use the ignition if it detects that they may be at risk for a DUI.

Repeat DUI is a serious issue, and it is one that should always be discussed with an attorney. Working with an attorney when it comes to repeat DUI cases is the best way to help find solutions to the problem, aim to reduce penalties, and have the most favorable outcome.

The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at tgilbeau@gilbeaulaw.com. Click here for the firm website http://www.gilbeaulaw.com/

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