Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Rhode Island, and if you’ve been arrested – or, worse, convicted – of the crime more than one time, you could be facing serious penalties, including extensive fines, license suspensions, mandatory drug and/or alcohol treatment, and even jail time! That’s why you need to call RI Criminal Defense Lawyer Chad F Bank if you have been charged with a repeat DUI offenses. Facing the penalties of repeat DUI offenses can be scary, especially if you run the risk of losing money, your driving privileges, and – worst of all – your freedom. But the the law office of Chad F Bank, has years of experience working with Rhode Island residents who have faced even the worst penalties because of repeat DUI offenses …and now, he’s ready to help you!
What are the penalties for repeat DUI offenses in Rhode Island?
The penalties for repeat DUI offenses in Rhode Island depend, really, on how many prior offenses you have committed under Rhode Island’s strict DUI laws.
Second Offense DUI
The penalty for your second DUI offense in Rhode Island is severe. If you are arrested, and ultimately convicted, of a second DUI offense in Rhode Island, you are looking at up to one year in jail, a license suspension of up to two years, mandatory drug and/or alcohol treatment, and fines, fees, and costs totaling more than $1,200. And these penalties presume that your BAC was under .15 – because if you’ve been arrested, and ultimately convicted, of DUI, and your BAC was .15 or higher, you’re looking at more fines (totaling nearly $2,000).
Third Offense DUI
The penalties for your third DUI offense in Rhode Island are even more severe than your second offense: conviction can mean more jail time (up to five years), more fines (totaling more than $5,000), and longer license suspension (up to three years).
Contact Rhode Island DUI Attorney Chad Bank, Esq., Today, and Avoid the Penalties Associated with Repeat DUI Offenses!
You shouldn’t have to face the prospect of a repeat DUI conviction alone. If you’re facing severe penalties because of repeat DUI offenses in Rhode Island, contact RI DUI Defense Lawyer Chad F Bank today!