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DUI Penalties

In California, DUI penalties are set forth by strict state statutes. When a person is convicted of DUI, the judge will refer to these statutes when deciding upon a just sentence. In all cases, the DUI penalties will be affected by the facts surrounding the person's arrest, the person's BAC test results, local policies, and the ability of the prosecutor. Sometimes, DUI penalties are subject to enhancements.

Penalties may be enhanced if the offender has a prior DUI conviction, was speeding 20 mph over the legal limit, refused to submit to blood alcohol testing, or had a minor below the age 14 in the car with him/her.

Below is a list of non-enhanced legal penalties for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th DUI convictions:

First DUI Offense

  • Jail: 48 hours to 6 months
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 6 months
  • Treatment Program: Mandatory attendance in an alcohol treatment program. If the BAC result was less than 0.20%, 3 months attendance is required. If the BAC result was greater than 0.20%, 6 months attendance is required.

Second DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 90 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

Third DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 120 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 3 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

Fourth DUI Offense (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 180 days to 16 months
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 4 years

Marin County DUI Attorney

Attorney Robert Tayac has helped clients from all throughout Marin County combat their DUI charges with much success. Mr. Tayac is a reputable and understanding attorney, who is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to DUI law. Unlike other attorneys, Robert Tayac's primary focus is DUI law. His years of DUI practice experience and winning track record speak for him.

As a well-qualified DUI Attorney, Mr. Tayac is dedicated to his clients' needs and to producing outstanding results on their behalf. With professional DUI Attorney Robert Tayac on your side, your chances of successfully fighting your charges and avoiding a conviction in Marin County will greatly increase.

Marin County DUI lawyer Robert Tayac represents people arrested in the following communities:

Belvedere, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Dillon Beach, Dogtown, Fairfax, Greenbrae, Inverness, Inverness Park, Kentfield, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, Larkspur, Marin City, Marshall, Mill Valley, Muir Beach, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Point Reyes Station, Ross, San Anselmo, San Geronimo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tiburon, Tomales, Woodacre.

Contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac for your free case evaluation!

Why Choose Our Firm?

Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

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