2nd DUI Offense

While your first DUI may have been inconvenient and embarrassing, a second DUI conviction will change your life forever. If you have been charged with your second DUI, you are facing serious criminal penalties, including suspension of your driver's license, confiscation of your vehicle and time in jail. Do not try to handle it on your own.

With more than 45 years of experience, attorney John W. Noonan, in Pleasanton, California, helps individuals and their families in Alameda County and throughout the East Bay to understand their constitutional rights, pursue justice and aggressively fight DUI charges.

If you are facing second DUI charges in Pleasanton or anywhere in the East Bay area, contact us to get the answers and advice you need. Call 925-400-6635.

2nd DUI Penalties Are Severe · Talk To An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

When you are charged with a second DUI/DWI, it is a completely different ball game than with your first. With each DUI conviction comes more serious penalties and more limitations on your freedom.

Possible consequences for a second DUI conviction within 10 years (in any state) include:

  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • Up to a two-year driver's license suspension
  • Court fines in excess of $2,500
  • Either an 18-month or a 30-month mandatory alcohol school
  • Inpatient or outpatient rehab program
  • Community service
  • Three to five years of probation
  • Forfeiture of your vehicle

If you have a commercial driver's license, a second conviction for driving under the influence will result in lifetime commercial license disqualification. If you are involved in a hit-and-run or a DUI accident causing serious injuries or fatality, your second DUI will be charged as a felony, and you are looking at a significant amount of jail time.

A Veteran Trial Lawyer Defending Second Time DUI Charges Throughout The East Bay

So why hire us for your second offense? As a former board-certified specialist in criminal law, as well as a former district attorney for Alameda County, attorney John W. Noonan knows that prosecutors take second DUI charges very seriously and are reluctant to show leniency in such cases.

Mr. Noonan has established a reputation for integrity and excellence in the legal community and has developed positive working relationships with local prosecutors and judges. He is frequently able to negotiate with prosecutors to allow his clients to be placed on house arrest, electronic monitoring, SCRAM or work furlough as opposed to spending time in jail. He has also negotiated plea bargains that reduced his clients' second DUI charges to less-serious "wet reckless" charges.

The DUI laws are constantly changing. It is important to talk to a knowledgeable attorney who handles second DUI cases on a daily basis, and is up to date on all potential alternative sentencing options.

Contact Alameda County Second DUI Arrest Lawyer

Call us today at 925-400-6635 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced second DUI defense lawyer. Available 24/7.

You have 10 calendar days from the date you were arrested to have a lawyer contact the DMV or you will lose your license for up to two years.