Our DUI Attorney & Her Team Can Help with Multiple DUI Offenses in Ventura
The DUI defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Jennifer Zide have more than ten years of experience in successfully defending DUI (driving under the influence) cases in Ventura County, CA & surrounding areas. If you have a DUI charge, or you’re facing multiple offenses, our law office can help you navigate the court system and take your life back with a top-quality DUI defense lawyer. Having multiple DUIs on your record can be problematic for several reasons, including paying fines and fees, license restrictions or suspensions, and jail time, depending on the offense. We have all the resources you need to fight your charges, as well as protect your future and reputation. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation!
What Are the Punishments for Multiple DUI Offenses?
When you’re facing multiple DUI charges, things can get tricky and you might find yourself in a tough spot financially. It’s important to get the best legal representation possible so you can avoid harsh penalties and get on with your life. Our law office is dedicated to getting our clients more favorable offers and sentences, as well as the chance to do treatment programs in lieu of jail time. Some of the punishments for first, second, third, or multiple DUI charges include:
- First DUI Offense – Your first DUI offense can carry a driver’s license suspension, hefty fines, and court fees, as well as jail time.
- Second DUI Offense – If you’re facing a second DUI conviction within 10 years of receiving your first, the penalties can include a two-year driver’s license suspension, 96 hours to one year in jail, up to $2,800 in fines and fees, 3-5 years of probation, and a long-term alcohol treatment program (18-30 months).
- Third DUI Offense – If you’re facing a third DUI conviction within ten years of the previous charge, you can face penalties that can include a county jail sentence between 120 days and one year, up to $3,000 in fines and fees, driver’s license suspension for three years, a 30-month long court-approved DUI education program, and the installation of an IID (ignition interlock device).
A fourth DUI in the state of California is a felony offense. The penalties are harsh and may include steep fines and up to four years in state prison. The fourth DUI conviction is a very serious offense, and anyone facing these allegations should make retaining experienced legal representation their top priority. The Law Offices of Jennifer Zide will work relentlessly to get you the best possible outcome for your DUI defense case in any scenario. To provide you with the best possible defense, The Law Offices of Jennifer Zide partners with a Forensic Toxicology Specialist. He brings over 30 years of scientific experience at the LA County Sheriffs Crime Lab, as well as defense experience. Ms Zide & our Forensic Toxicology Expert will fully analyze your case to make you aware of all potential scientific defenses & strategies.
Some areas for potential scientific defense include drinking pattern issues also known as Rising Blood Alcohol. Drinking Pattern Issues can result in a test result that does not truly/ accurately reflect your blood alcohol content at the time of driving, the margin for error in every case, sample contamination which can potentially affect any breath or blood test, and, proof issues where important information is missing in your case so that the prosecution cannot prove its case against you
In addition to advising you of scientific issues that impact the accuracy of your test result, Ventura dui defense attorney Jennifer Zide and, our expert will provide you with other critical information that affects the prosecution’s ability to prove its case against you. This includes how the roadside exercises known as “field sobriety tests”, are not accurate indicators of anyone’s blood alcohol level or alleged state of impairment, even when accurately administered by the arresting officer.
Further, Ms Zide & the expert will explain how all cases are open to officer error in administration and, “scoring” of so~called “field sobriety tests”. Our goal at the law office of Jennifer Zide is to provide you with the most thorough and effective DUI defense so that you can be fully informed of all your options, and, defenses.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Jennifer Zide?
With more than ten years of experience in defending multiple DUI convictions, Ms Zide & her team of experts provide clients with caring and personalized representation at an affordable price. We will fight for the best results for your case and go the extra mile when we need to. Facing multiple DUI offenses in Ventura County, CA can be overwhelming and exhausting. When you work with the aggressive representation at The Law Offices of Jennifer Zide, our team will be dedicated to your case and committed to achieving your goals. Reach out to us today for a free case evaluation! We will be happy to answer any questions you have about your pending DUI charges and help you get started on taking your life back.