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Multiple DUI Charges in Oakland

Arrested for DUI again? We can help!

Have you been arrested for DUI a second, third, or subsequent time? If so, you need an Oakland DUI lawyer from The Castillo Law Offices now more than ever before. Attorney Castillo has a wealth of experience representing both misdemeanor and felony DUIs. His proven track record for success has earned him inclusion in California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list for 2013, and the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® in that same year.

We are aware that DUI penalties only escalate with each subsequent offense and we are focused on doing everything we can to lessen the consequences that you face so you can move forward with your life.

California DUI Laws

California's DUI laws are covered under VC § 23152-23229.1, which make it illegal for any person who is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to operate a motor vehicle. In California, you cannot drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher. For commercial drivers, it is against the law to drive with a BAC of .04%, and for drivers under the age of 21, they cannot drive with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system (.01%) under California's Zero Tolerance law.

Penalties for a First Time DUI (drivers over 21):

  • 4 month driver's license suspension
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

Penalties for a Second DUI Offense Within 10 Years:

  • 1 year driver's license suspension
  • 90 days to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

Penalties for a Third DUI Offense Within 10 Years:

  • 1 year driver's license suspension
  • 120 days to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

Optional DMV Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

If you have been convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, you may be eligible for a restricted driver's license if you install an ignition interlock device (IID).

As of July 1, 2010, legislative changes have allowed for shorter suspension/revocation periods for second or third DUI offenders who install an IID and receive an IID restricted driver's license after the mandatory suspension/revocation period. However, the offense must have occurred after July 1, 2010 and cannot involve drugs.

Second DUI offenders whose violation involved alcohol may reinstate after a 90-day suspension when they provide proof of enrollment in a DUI program. Third DUI offenders whose violation involved alcohol may reinstate after a 6-month revocation with proof of enrollment in an 18 or 30 month DUI program.

Contact an Oakland DUI attorney to fight your charges!

With all criminal charges you have every right to defend yourself in court and have your case heard, and DUI charges are no exception. Regardless if this is your first or third offense, we will help you fight your DUI charges! Even if the odds are stacked against you, if we can get your sentencing or penalties reduced, it can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case!

Contact our Oakland DUI law firm to find out what types of DUI defenses we would employ in your DUI case! You can reach us at (510) 894-6626 to request a free consultation.

Hear it From A Few
Of Our Clients

  • I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.

    “Mr Castillo represented me on a criminal case in which I was falsely accused in 2012. He took over the case from a previous lawyer who was less aggressive and not actively pursing my defense. Mr Castillo is a confident, aggressive and very persistent lawyer. He kept my family and I up to date on the case and also returned our calls on time. Mr Castillo persuaded me not to take any deal and wanted take the case to trial because he was confident that he would win. With the Lord's guidance and Ernie's aggressiveness my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.”

    DC

  • I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.

    “A few years back, Ernie Castillo represented a family member of mine who was charged with a vehicular offense. Although minor compared to the high profile cases Ernie is accustomed to, Ernie took the case with the utmost professionalism and was able to reduce the charge so that my family member's record was not affected. I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.”

    MS

  • I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.

    “Ernie Castillo was highly recommended to us. I researched and interviewed a few attorneys before making a decision of who we were going to select. It's so tough selecting when you're skeptical with the horror stories of attorney's not feeling the passion for their work but the money. After long conversations my husband and I decided to go with Ernie to represent our son in a serious case with multiple charges. We were not disappointed at all. Mr. Castillo expertise exceeded our expectations. His was thorough, he kept us up to date on the case, answered all our questions, returned our calls in a timely manner, he's truly a genuine and sincere person. Most of all his knowledge in handling the case was remarkable. I can't express thanks enough to Ernie for the spectacular job he did defending my son who was facing years in jail. He took a stressful situation and relieved it with a positive outcome. I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.”

    RE