What Happens When You Have Multiple DUIs?

State penalties for drunk driving are harsh. For a second or third offense, the legal consequences can include time in jail and very expensive fines. In some cases, you can lose a license or even be charged with a felony.

The law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, provides vigilant defense for individuals in and around Manassas, Virginia. Our attorneys understand drunk driving cases from all angles. We can identify weaknesses during investigations and as the prosecutor builds a case against you.

If you are pulled over for a DUI, do not wait to call a lawyer. Anything you say or do will be held against you. Get experienced legal help at our firm. Contact us for a free consultation (for criminal and personal injury cases only): 703-656-7349.

The Penalties Get More Severe

You may be familiar with the DUI process in general, but after receiving your first DUI charge, you risk much more than during a prior charge. Below is a chart that details just how severe DUIs can be, especially when you have more than one.

Times Charged With A DUI Sentence Fine Other Penalties
First offenseAt least five daysAt least $250Potential license revocation and suspension
Second offense (within five5 years)At least one month, no more than one year (must serve 20 days)At least $500Potential license revocation and suspension
Second offense (within 10 years)At least one month, no more than one year (must serve 10 days)At least $500Potential license revocation and suspension
Third offense (within 10 years)At least six monthsAt least $1,000License revocation, forfeiture of automobile and felony conviction
Fourth or subsequent offenseAt least one yearAt least $1,000License revocation, forfeiture of automobile and felony conviction

If you are charged with a DUI while there was a minor in the vehicle or your DUI caused someone's injury, the consequences are far more worse.

We Will Defend You

As your attorneys, we will begin our own investigation. We identify where investigations are mishandled and have the knowledge to challenge Breathalyzer test results. Begin defending yourself today by contacting Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers. Call 703-656-7349 or reach out online.