Prior DUI Convictions
Arrested for a second, third or subsequent offense?
Individuals who have been arrested and charged with a DUI offense that have a prior driving under the influence conviction within the past ten years are in serious legal trouble. State lawmakers have increased the penalties for those who commit more than one offense. If you are facing a second, third, or fourth charge, it is crucial that you contact an attorney at once. Action must be taken to defend the charge because if you are convicted; you may be facing a long period of time in jail. If it is a fourth DUI offense, you will be charged with a felony and could spend up to five years in jail and lose your license for up to ten years.
Dealing with multiple driving while intoxicated offenses is an extremely serious matter. The legal team at the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson takes your case as seriously as you do. Immediate action must be taken to protect your rights. Every aspect of your case will be thoroughly reviewed and evaluated to determine how to move forward and fight the case. It is critical that you have strong legal representation when facing a second, third, or fourth DUI offense. If you are convicted, your life will become extremely difficult as you will be unable to drive and you will owe steep fines. You will be forced to provide many hours of community service. You also face the prospect of going to jail for a significant period of time.
After at least one year without a driver's license, you may qualify for a restricted license. The license will limit you to driving for work, medical, or school purposes. However, you will be forced to have an ignition interlock device installed in any car you drive. This is an expensive device attached to your car that forces you to provide a breath test before you can start the vehicle. In even a second (second in five years) DUI conviction, you will have a year
license suspension before you can get the limited permit.
Your Atlanta DUI Attorney
The legal team at the firm is dedicated to fighting for the defense of clients who are facing these serious driving under the influence charges. The law practice is exclusively DUI defense, and as such has gathered together some of the most powerful resources in the country to defend each client. The firm uses expert witnesses, scientific evidence, and a lawyer that has only DUI defense as their top priority. The focus of the firm allows the lawyers to keep up with the constantly changing science and most recent developments that can be the “make or break” on a defense case.