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Common Questions About Drunk Driving Charges


Facing any sort of criminal issue means a stressful time for you and your family. At Ron Cordova Attorney At Law, our attorneys have the experience necessary to successfully resolve issues like DUIs. This means that we are well-positioned to answer your questions and ease your mind. Below are a few frequently asked questions and their answers.

How do penalties differ for first, second and third offenses?

Penalties increase if it is a second or later offense. A first offense may mean up to six months in jail, fine of up to $1,000 and a license suspension of six months. For a second offense, you may be looking at jail for up to a year, a $1000 fine and a license suspension of one year. For a third offense you may be looking at jail for up to a year, a $1,000 fine and a license suspension of three years.

How long does a DUI stay on my record?

A California DUI conviction will stay on your record for 10 years.

Is a DUI a misdemeanor or a felony?

A first, second, or third DUI is a misdemeanor if there are no serious injuries or death as a result of the offense. If it is a fourth offense or if someone was hurt or died, it will be a felony.

Reach Out Today To Learn More

These questions are only a few of the ones you may have if you or a loved one is facing a DUI. To speak with an experienced attorney, call our Irvine office today at 949-769-2175. You can also reach out online and we will get back to you as promptly as we can.