Repeat DUI Defense Lawyer in Franklin
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DUI punishment is purposefully severe to discourage anyone from drinking and driving. First-timers face steep fines and the possibility of jail time. However, repeat offenders face increasingly stricter punishments, with mandatory jail time, fines and more. At Larsen Law PLLC, our experienced Franklin criminal defense lawyer has helped clients fight multiple DUI charges and protect their freedom. If you were charged with a repeat DUI offense, let our team help you protect yourself.
What Happens with Repeat DUI Charges
Whereas first-time drunk driving offenders can escape serious jail time and pay a fine of up to $1,500 (not counting towing, bail, and other charges), those facing their second strike (or subsequent) face burdensome, lasting consequences.
Consequences for repeat offenders include:
- Second-time offenders: Jail time between 45 days and a year, as well as a mandatory fine between $600 and $3,500.
- Third-time offenders: Minimum jail time of 120 days with fines ranging from $1,100 to $10,000, along with a license revocation of up to six years.
- Fourth-time and subsequent offenders: Considered a class E felony and comes with a year's worth of jail time (150 days served minimum) and a fine ranging from $3,000 to $15,000.
These are just the obvious, initial costs. Drivers are also looking at vehicle forfeiture, high insurance payments, interlock device installation, and more.
How We Can Help
Whether you are facing a second or subsequent DUI offense, the penalties feel like they increase exponentially. Even if you were stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance rather than alcohol, you will still be treated as a DUI offender.
A skilled attorney can work by your side to determine the best course of action to fight the charges. DUI tests aren't error-proof and neither are law enforcement officers. I work with a group of experts and skilled professionals who can assist our investigation and help strengthen our case.
Get started on planning your case now. Dial (615) 933-2454.
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If you've been charged with a crime it's important that you start building a strong defense immediately. Call us at 615-933-2454 and schedule a free case review.