California DUI Penalties

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In California, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) depends on two main factors: whether you have prior DUI convictions on your criminal record, and if anyone is injured as a result of your drunk driving. While most DUI charges are considered misdemeanors, there are also felony DUI charges, resulting in more severe penalties.

If you were arrested and charged with any type of DUI in Ventura County, The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers is ready to help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With more than two decades of experience, our Ventura DUI lawyer can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options to either reduce your charges or get your case dismissed entirely.

Basic Summary of DUI Penalties in CA

Type of DUI

Jail/Prison Sentence

Fine

Driver’s License Revocation or Suspension

DUI School

1st Time DUI

Maximum jail sentence of six months

Between $390 and $1,000

Six to ten months (eligible to obtain restricted license)

Three to nine months

2nd Time DUI

Between 96 hours and one year in jail

Between $390 and $1,000

Two years (eligible to obtain restricted license after 12 months)

18 or 30 months

3rd Time DUI

Between 120 days to one year in jail

Between $390 and $1,000

Three years (eligible to obtain restricted license after 18 months)

30 months

DUI with Injury (Misdemeanor)

Between five days and one year in jail

Between $390 and $5,000, in addition to restitution to injured parties

Between one and three years

Three, 18 or 30 months

DUI with Injury (Felony)

Between 16 months to 16 years in prison

Between $1,015 and $5,000, in addition to restitution to injured parties

Five years

18 or 30 months

Felony DUI

Between 16 months, two years, and three years in prison

Between $390 and $1,000

Four years

18 or 30 months

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