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4th DUI Lawyer in Orange County, CA

Serving Clients in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino & Los Angeles

4th DUI offenders are rarely given the benefit of the doubt in a court of law. If you are facing charges for your 4th violation of California Vehicle Code Section 23152, you can expect prosecutors to be especially vigilant in a court of law and during plea bargains. Judges and prosecutors rarely believe that 4th time offenders are no longer a threat, or that they have truly learned their lesson. Those facing repeat charges are highly encouraged to retain legal counsel.

At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, our 4th DUI defense attorneys in Orange County have more than fifty years of combined experience representing repeat offenders and they can help. By obtaining a free consultation you will obtain valuable information that could help you avoid a costly mistake.

Call (844) 285-9559 or fill out our contact form and our Orange County 4th DUI lawyers will evaluate your circumstance and provide you with options.

4th DUI California Penalties

A 4th DUI is a violation of CVC 23152. Offenders are subject to a DUI sentence that is enhanced so penalties are greater than a first time offender. Enhanced sentencing is determined by verification that the defendant was driving under the influence for the fourth time within ten years.

Fourth offense enhancement can also be triggered by out-of-state DUI and/or wet reckless driving.

In order to prosecute for California Vehicle Code 23152, the state must be able to establish that:

  • The defendant was driving while intoxicated
  • The defendant’s BAC met or exceeded 0.08%
  • The defendant did so for the fourth time in 10 years

Unlike a first second or third DUI offense, a fourth DUI is a felony offense and can result in:

  • 6 months to 1 year in jail or three year penitentiary sentence
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • Probation of up to 5 years
  • License suspension of up to 4 years

For fourth offenses of DUI in California, the DMV may possibly assign the title of Habitual Traffic Offender to the guilty party. The court may also order the installation of an ignition interlock device on the offender’s vehicle, depending on the circumstances. Those who are convicted of crimes may be eligible for an expungement under certain circumstances. An expungement may allow you to obtain employment easier and more.

You will also experience additional issues as your car insurance rates will increase, you may have to be on probation for a period of time which may also cause you to have to report the arrest to your employer. Your arrest may be published in the newspaper causing strife and embarrassment on your personal and professional life.

You may be required to attend rehabilitation with regards to your employer as well as what the courts have stated and you may be subjected to urine analysis and drug tests as a part of probation.

There are also the personal life issues that are exacerbated with your family possibly causing distrust in your behavior or ability to make sound judgments. There are also many times that as part of the alcohol awareness classes, you may have to attend 12-step meetings on a regular basis. This can be difficult on your personal time and a stress to your schedule.

4th DUI Defense Attorneys in Orange County, CA

For repeat DUI offenders, skilled legal experience is essential for taking advantage of every possible opportunity available in an individual’s case.

Call (844) 285-9559 to speak with one of our Orange County 4th DUI lawyers about your case for up to one hour.

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
  • Highly Respected by Peers and Clients
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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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  • Best DUI Lawyer In Irvine- 2022
  • Best DUI Lawyer in Santa Ana - 2022
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