Repeat Offenses DUI and Felony DUI

As the number of DUI offenses goes up, so do the penalties. If you have a prior DUI on your record and have been arrested for a second DUI, you face serious penalties. As a second DUI arrest attorney in Washington, I can build a strong defense on your behalf. I am dedicated to securing the best possible outcomes on behalf of my clients. Do not wait to seek legal help today.

At the law firm of Matthew R. Hoff, Attorney at Law, in Vancouver, I provide effective second, third and felony DUI defense services. For a free initial consultation regarding a repeat DUI offense, contact me, a skilled felony DUI defense lawyer in Vancouver, today.

Repeat Offense DUI Penalties

  • Penalties upon conviction of a first offense DUI: mandatory minimum of one day in jail, court imposed fines and fees, 90 day driver’s license suspension, ignition interlock device, SR-22 insurance, drug/alcohol evaluation and compliance with treatment, attending a victim’s impact panel, restitution, if an accident was involved. If it is alleged your BAC was greater than .15 or if it is alleged you “refused” a BAC test, the mandatory minimum jail sentence increases from 1 day to 2 days. Furthermore, the suspension of your driver’s license will increase from 90 days to 1 or 2 years, respectively.
  • Penalties upon conviction of a second offense DUI: mandatory minimum of 30 days in jail and 60 days of Electronic Home Monitoring, court imposed fines and fees, 2 year driver’s license revocation, ignition interlock device, SR-22 insurance, drug/alcohol evaluation and compliance with treatment, attending a victim’s impact panel, restitution, if an accident was involved. If it is alleged your BAC was greater than .15 or if it is alleged you “refused” a BAC test, the mandatory minimum jail sentence increases from 30 days jail and 60 days Electronic Home Monitoring to 45 days in jail and 90 days Electronic Home Monitoring. Furthermore, the revocation of your driver’s license will increase from a 2 year revocation to a 900 days revocation (DUI >.15) or 3 years (if the BAC was “refused”).
  • Penalties upon conviction of two or three Offenses for DUI: mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail and 120 days of Electronic Home Monitoring, court imposed fines and fees, 3 year driver’s license revocation, ignition interlock device, SR-22 insurance, drug/alcohol evaluation and compliance with treatment, attending a victim’s impact panel, restitution, if an accident was involved. If it is alleged your BAC was greater than .15 or if it is alleged you “refused” a BAC test, the mandatory minimum jail sentence increases from 90 days jail and 120 days of Electronic Home Monitoring to 120 days in jail and 150 days Electronic Home Monitoring. Furthermore, the revocation of your driver’s license will increase from a 3 year revocation to a 4 year revocation.

In all of these offenses, driver’s license suspension is a possibility and something that I can handle. I am committed to building a strong defense on your behalf, keeping you out of jail, helping you avoid high risk insurance and mitigating the consequences of this matter.

Second DUI Arrest? Contact a Washington Lawyer.

If you or a family member has been arrested for a repeat DUI, call me today at 360-693-6228 or contact me online for a free consultation.