Multiple DUI Arrests
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence and already have one or more DUI conviction on your record, you will face harsh penalties. In fact, a fourth DUI offense may be charged as a felony DUI, which may result in up to three years in state prison.
Defending DUI Charges If You Have Prior Convictions
It can be exceedingly difficult to take on a multiple DUI case and defend a client, as prior convictions may influence the way you are treated at your DMV hearing and through the criminal court process. Because you have already been convicted of DUI, a jury may be predisposed to believe you are guilty of this charge, as well. Additionally, a judge will be harsher in deciding your sentence. The prosecution will probably pursue maximum penalties.
There is no doubt that your lawyer will have their work cut out for them, but don't give up hope. There are ways in which you can be effectively defended.
At Gold & Witham, we are familiar with defending multiple DUI cases and can provide you with defense that provides you the greatest opportunity of avoiding another DUI conviction. Our Los Angeles DUI defense attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources to build a creative and workable defense strategy—and our persistence, as well as negotiation and litigation techniques, can help us take your defense as far as it can go.
Protect yourself with a high-quality defense attorney when you are facing a DUI charge with previous convictions. Your future freedom is at stake, and it is strongly advised that you contact Gold & Witham without delay after you have been charged. Investigation of your charge must begin at once, and our investigative team can work at finding any flaw in the case against you.
Importance of a Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney
If you have been arrested for a second or subsequent DUI, it is important to consult a DUI attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will need to begin building a case on your behalf in order to bring a successful defense. In order to help you avoid maximum penalties and the harsh DMV consequences of a multiple conviction, your attorney will need to prove that you were not guilty of DUI in this instance or that a prior DUI conviction was not warranted.
At Gold & Witham, our Los Angeles DUI lawyers can review your current DUI charge carefully in order to find anything that will help to defend your case. The attorney can also review your past DUI cases in order to see if anything was missed and if the earlier conviction can be overturned. When you work with a lawyer at our firm, you can rest assured knowing our lawyer will explore every option and utilize every resource in defending your charges.