Getting arrested for DUI for a 2nd offense in Riverside County can be a scary and traumatic time in one’s life. The most common questions after an arrest for a 2nd offense DUI In Riverside include:
1. Will I have to go to jail? The short answer to this is most likely NO. Jail time is required on a 2nd offense DUI cases but through alternative sentencing we can have those who plead guilty to a DUI with a prior do some sort of house arrest to work program through the County of Riverside. If you live outside the county and even out of state, we can make arrangements to have you “serve” your time through a private house arrest company.
2. Will I lose my license and if so for how long… This is a tricky question. The laws are in constant change so it is important to speak with someone that is an experienced DUI defense attorney in Riverside (we’re here to help). Most cases you can get your California drivers license back after 90 days of suspension but it requires several things be done before you would be eligible for it (give us a call and we can explain more).
3. Will I be on probation and if so, how long? In almost all cases you will be on probation after you have been convicted in court and stay on probation from anywhere from 3 to 5 years (most often 4 years for a 2nd offense DUI in Riverside County, CA)
4. What do I need to do first? The first thing you need to do is contact an attorney that is familiar with the Riverside County Courts and has a practice focused on DUI (Yes, that is us). We will make sure we contact the DMV on your behalf within the 10 days from the date of your arrest, protecting your driving privileges and helping us determine your best defenses for your case.