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2nd DUI Flow Chart - DMV & Court

Posted by Nafiz M. Ahmed | Aug 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you are arrested for a DUI, you face two different government actions against you. You face an action from the DMV and from the criminal court. The DMV seeks to take your license away from you. The criminal court seeks to take your license away from you as well. The criminal court also seeks to impose punishment in terms of jail and probation for a DUI conviction. The chart that I have included below is a chart that I give to my clients who are facing a second DUI offense. This chart summarizes the two actions against the driver.

In essence, what you should know is that, usually, the worst case scenario concerning your license, is that it will be suspended for (at least) 90 days. The good news is that an experienced DUI attorney can help you to get a license that will allow you to drive anywhere after having served 90 days of the suspension. In order to get this license, you will have to be convicted in court of a 2nd DUI offense, install an ignition interlock device on your car, enroll in an 18 month DUI school, obtain an SR-22 insurance policy and pay DMV $125.

Additionally, the attorney can help the driver to minimize his/her consequences in court, i.e., to avoid jail, minimize the community service time, and possibly reduce the fine. Getting a second DUI poses significant ramifications in court. Generally, a driver is facing a significant jail sentence that varies between the Bay Area Counties from 20 to 60 days. If the driver was on probation for a DUI at the time of the new DUI offense, the driver can be looking at even more punishment.

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To go over all of the details of a second offense DUI and how we can help, give us a call today.

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Nafiz M. Ahmed

Owner / Attorney / Managing Partner Nafiz M. Ahmed was born in Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, California. He grew up in Burlingame and attended Burlingame High School. While at Burlingame High School, Nafiz competed on the junior varsity and varsity football team. He was also the varsity wrestling team captain. After graduating Burlingame High School, Nafiz enrolled at the University of California at Davis. While at U.C. Davis, Nafiz served as a justice on the U.C. Davis Supreme Court for two years. He authored the majority opinion for all of the court's decisions during that time period. Nafiz loved being a U.C. Davis Aggie. However, he graduated early from U.C. Davis in three years in order to go to law school sooner. At Santa Clara University School of Law, Nafiz competed in Honors Moot Court and discovered his true passion for constitutional and criminal law. Nowadays, when he is not representing clients charge with crimes like domestic violence, theft, or drug possession, Nafiz likes to unwind by working out at his local boxing gym and surfing on the weekend. When Nafiz isn't trying to be the world's best dad and husband, he is hanging out with his American Bulldog, Chihuahua, and friends watching the U.F.C. or the San Francisco 49ers. FIREARMS AUTHORITY National Rifle Association – Northern California Attorney (N.R.A. referral list) KGO News Talk 810 – Gill Gross – Interview regarding Firearms ADVANCED DUI TRAINING DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Student Course DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Instructor Course Advanced Roadside Detection Impairment & Enforcement PUBLISHED WORKS Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings The Impact of 2009 Case Decisions on DUI Prosecution and Defense Expert Witnesses A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Perspective on Common Firearms Issues in California HONORS AND AWARDS Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Star , 2013 Top Lawyers in California, 2013 The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 AVVO rated 10 out of 10 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS California Attorneys for Criminal Justice California DUI Lawyers Association California Public Defenders Association San Mateo County Bar Association BAR ADMISSIONS California, 2005 U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2006 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit EDUCATION Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California J.D. University of California, Davis, California Major: Economics

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