With each drunk driving conviction that goes on your record, the DUI penalties increase. You can expect prosecutors and judges to become stricter in their efforts to enforce punishments in an effort to prevent further DUI violations. At the Neighbors Law Office, I want you to have an Overland Park DUI lawyer who is equally prepared to be as hard-hitting as required to effectively defend your rights in court.
Several laws enacted in 2011 make the penalties for second, third, or fourth DUIs even harsher than before, with increases in fines, mandatory jail time and driver's license revocation. For a second DUI you will have to serve from 90 days to 1 year in jail and your fine will be from $1,250 to $1,750. Your license will be suspended for a year and after this time, an ignition interlock device will be required on your vehicle. For a second offense you will have to complete a court ordered treatment program.
A third DUI conviction will either be a misdemeanor, or felony (depending upon whether there was a prior DUI conviction within the past 10 years) offense with a jail sentence of 90 days to 1 year and fines from $1,750 to $2,500. With a third DUI, you must serve 48 consecutive hours in jail prior to any work release, or house arrest, program going into effect. License suspension is for 1 year with an ignition interlock device being installed after your suspension is completed. Additionally, your vehicle may be impounded for up to a year.
A fourth and subsequent drunk driving convictions increase the fines and mandatory jail time even more. The fourth DUI is also a felony which will be reflected in your permanent record, possibly affecting your ability to be employed, obtain a place to live and other important areas of your life.
As DUI charges are my primary focus, I am able to provide clients with a complete understanding of DUI law and provide the representation of a skilled DUI trial lawyer. If you are facing multiple DUI charges, you will need the most effective DUI defense possible.