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3rd DUI Offense in Orange County, CA

What Happens After Your 3rd DUI?

In California, a 3rd DUI offense can wreak havoc on a person’s freedom and future. Those who commit one or two DUI offenses may be able to receive minimal penalties, but with a 3rd DUI, you can expect the prosecution to take your alleged drunk driving incident very seriously. Without legal counsel, a 3rd DUI could easily result in jail time and a long-term license suspension, but you still have options.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, we can help you better understand your charges and the penalties that you face. Our attorneys have more than fifty years of combined experience as Orange County DUI defense lawyers to use on your behalf. Let one of our skilled legal professionals guide you through the process and inform you of your options.

Contact our Orange County 3rd DUI attorneys today at (844) 285-9559 to obtain a free DUI case evaluation with no obligation to retain our services.

Third DUI California Penalties

No matter how many times you have been arrested for a DUI, it is still a violation of CVC 23152, which is defined as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When a DUI offender commits three offenses within 10 years, sentencing will differ when compared to first timers. This include DUI offenses committed in other states and/or wet reckless offenses.

No matter how many times you are faced with DUI charges, the state must prove that:

  • You were driving while intoxicated
  • Your BAC reading was 0.08%, or greater
  • It was your third offense in 10 years

Penalties are determined by numerous factors including any criminal record and driving offenses that you may have. Driving under the influence is filed as a misdemeanor for third time offenders and those found guilty can face:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Informal probation that may last 5 years
  • License suspension of up to 3 years

Additional Penalties from Orange County DMV

A 3rd DUI offense may result in the DMV assigning you with a title of Habitual Traffic Offender. This can create additional negative repercussions.

Legal Assistance From Our Orange County 3rd DUI Attorneys

Those serious about obtaining case dismissal or not guilty verdict are highly encouraged to contact one of our experienced Orange County 3rd DUI lawyers. You will received a free confidential consultation for up to one hour. There is no obligation to retain our services and we will provide you with valuable information.

Facing charges for a fourth offense? Take a look at our 4th DUI page for info specific to your situation. Call our Orange County 3rd DUI attorneys today at (844) 285-9559!

WHY WE'RE THE RIGHT CHOICE

  • Over 45 years of Collective Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Former Deputy District Attorney
  • Impressive Track Record of Results
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GET DEFENSE FROM AN AWARD-WINNING TEAM OF ATTORNEYS

Over the years our firm has earned numerous awards and accolades for delivering outstanding legal representation. Some of our awards include: Admission to The National Top Trial Lawyers Association since 2014, AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb Rating, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Award "10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction" in 2018, Nationally Ranked Top 100 Under 40 in California Attorney Award in 2017, Member of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce since 2018, Martindale-Hubbell Accredited Law Firm, Distinguished in Orange County Metro "Top Attorneys" section, and Featured in Orange Coast Magazine in April 2010 as one of "Orange County's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys".

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    "Glad I had Randy to guide me through it."
    I had the unfortunate experience of being too drunk one night in DTF which led to a Drunk in Public charge. I was able to hire Randy after looking online for a good lawyer. I ended up paying about $3,500 for his services and he got the case dismissed. It was an easy process. It was my first time getting in trouble with the law, and I am glad I had Randy and Chris there to guide me through.
    Juan
    "All my friends' cases either dismissed or reduced significantly."
    Randy is a great attorney that has helped me out of a bad situation. I refer all of my friends that get in trouble and he has gotten all of their cases either dismissed or reduced significantly. You definitely get what you pay for when you hire this firm.
    Chris H.
    "An Attorney I Could Trust"
    I called to inquire about a case I was facing, this was one of the many attorneys I was speaking with during a free consult about my next steps. The future was looking more and more alarming as the implications of what I was facing were becoming clear. Halfway through explaining my situation, he interrupted me and asked some basic information, put me on hold for one second and came back telling me he had called around and found out that my case was not proceeding. Four other attorneys I had spoken to did not do this, and in fact had used scare tactics and worst case scenarios to try and hard sell me into signing a retainer. (unfortunately, the evening before I HAD with another attorney signed a retainer but thats for another review) Although I did not need to retain the services of this office, I believe that single action speaks worlds about the integrity, helpfulness, intelligence and capabilities of this office. In a world that is so difficult for the uninitiated, such as the legal system, it seems people are taking advantage of you at every turn. It was a welcome and uplifting experience to see the opposite of that with this law office and I am so grateful I was able to find them and know I could call them if anything were to ever happen to me later in life and know I could trust this team.
    Chris
    "In life you need a good mechanic, a good Doctor, and a Super Lawyer."

    There’s no words to describe Mr. Collins, not just as an attorney but a Super and Great Human Being. He has been an “Angel” and “Life Saver” for one of my family members.

    By Profession, I’m a Radio and TV Host, and I’ve interviewed and talked to quite a few in this Profession, and trust me when I say, that I’m so impressed with Mr. Collins and in today’s modern times it’s hard to find someone that works so hard, cares, and makes things happen!!!

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    Victor
    "We are forever thankful to have found Randy."
    I cannot express how grateful I am to Randy and his team for the amazing job representing my dad. He was detailed, dedicated, and truly caring for my family throughout the entire process. We are forever thankful to have found Randy. It is rare to find a legal team that feels like extended family. We truly felt so cared for by him and Chris. His knowledge and expertise helped guide us through a very difficult situation and we are so happy to have found this team. I would refer Randy to anyone looking for legal representation. Randy is the best lawyer to call!!
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    "Trustworthy, honest, hard working and caring attorney."
    If anyone needs a trustworthy, honest, hard working and caring attorney, it’s without any doubt, Mr. Randy Collins. I have had many contacts throughout my lifetime, and I have never ran into such a professional in the law field. He’s also a very caring individual that listens to the client and shows great respect.
    Mary
    "Caring and Genuine Attorney"
    I called the office and right off the bat, I was super impressed at how much help I was receiving without even meeting in person. Chris (the guy who answered my call) is extremely nice and he explains everything so well. He told me how he used to work at the courts for many years (that gave me relief that he knew what he was talking about). Randy (the attorney) is delightful as well and put my worries to rest with his expertise and knowledge. You can tell by his demeanor and how passionate he speaks, that he is genuine and he cares about his clients. This office handles everything from DUI cases to just about anything criminal related.
    Former Client
    "They are such a great team to work with."
    I was new in the US and I didn’t know anything or what to do from Day 1 from presenting my case to Randy. He reassured me that he would help me and that I shouldn’t worry. He was very supportive, responsive to every question no matter how silly it was he was very patient and comforting. He knew exactly how to address the problem and had a plan of action and after a long 2 years, he won my case I appreciate every effort Randy & Chris have done. They are such a great team to work with and I would recommend him in a heartbeat
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