How Multiple DUI Offenses Are Handled

If you are charged with a second, third or fourth DUI/DWI, secure experienced legal help immediately. The penalties increase substantially with every drunk driving conviction, but your legal rights remain the same.

At the Law Office of Allen E. Schwartz, we offer more than 40 years of experience defending individuals suspected of first time and repeat drunk driving offenses throughout the Knoxville metropolitan area. Attorney Allen E. Schwartz is a skilled DUI defense lawyer prepared to develop an aggressive defense strategy focused on mitigating any potential penalties. When the stakes are high, entrust our legal skills to help secure your civil rights.

After A First Offense

Mr. Schwartz acts as both a legal advocate and counselor. During a free initial consultation, he will keep you informed of your legal rights and potential penalties associated with multiple DUI convictions, such as:

  • Second offense DUI: If you are convicted of a DUI within 10 years of a first drunk driving conviction, you will be charged with a second offense punishable by 45 days to one year in jail. You will also be required to pay a fine between $600 and $3,500 and participate in an alcohol treatment program. You could be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car, once you regain your driving privileges.
  • Third offense DUI: A conviction for a third offense is punishable with mandatory fines between $1,100 and $10,000 and jail time ranging from 120 days to one year. Your license could be revoked for three to 10 years with the possibility of a vehicle seizure or the requirement to install an ignition interlock device on your car, once you regain your driving privileges.

  • Fourth offense DUI: If you are convicted of a fourth DUI, you will be considered a habitual DUI offender. You would likely face one year in jail and mandatory fines ranging from $3,000 to $15,000. Your license could also be revoked for between three and 10 years with no opportunity for a restricted license. Once you regain your driving privileges, you could be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle.

Our firm will develop an aggressive defense strategy through conducting a thorough investigation into the allegations against you. If law enforcement made any procedural errors or violated your civil rights, we will fight for a dismissal or reduced charges.

Contact Our Law Office Today

We will seek to protect your rights and secure a favorable outcome. Contact our law office today to discuss an effective criminal defense strategy in your case. Your initial consultation is free and absolutely confidential. Call now 865-622-7736.