Delaware Second Offense DUI Laws

Delaware Second Offense DUI

Law Office signA second offense drunk driving charge in Delaware is a serious charge that can be very costly and results in mandatory jail time. The total cost of a 2nd DUI can cost upwards of $5,000.00, which is much more expensive than a first offense DUI charge.

It is not at all advisable that you face your second offense drunk driving charges alone. If you have been arrested for a second offense DUI in Kent County, Delaware or Sussex County, Delaware you should immediately consult with a Dover Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer.

Contact Kent County Delaware DUI Defense Lawyers in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300 or 302-697-2499 to discuss your pending second offense drunk driving charges.

You can also click here to contact  Lewes Delaware Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer Ronald D. Phillips. With offices in Dover, Delaware, and Georgetown, Delaware we offer free consultations to those facing DUI, traffic crimes, and other criminal matters.

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Delaware Second Offense Drunk Driving Penalties

A second DUI offense can result in:

  • 60 mandatory days in jail and up to 18 months total
  • Fines ranging from $575.00-$2,3000.00
  • License revocation; length of time depends on blood alcohol content (BAC)
    • Less than .2 BAC = 24 months license revocation
    • BAC is .2 or greater = 30 months license revocation
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device (IID)

Defending Subsequent DUI Charges In Delaware

Defending the second offense DUI charge in Delaware proves much more difficult than a first offense. Do not face your second offense DUI without the aid of an experienced Dover Delaware Drunk Driving Lawyer. The penalties are significantly more severe for subsequent offense DWI charges in Delaware.

Also, due to having a previous DUI on your record pursuing a plea option may be difficult. The length of time between the first offense and second offense, your BAC levels, and your criminal record will dictate how your attorney handles your DUI case.

Retaining Mr. Phillips as your Delaware DWI Lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and that the best possible outcome is achieved.

Contact A Delaware DWI Lawyer

Call Delaware DWI Attorney Ronald D. Phillips to discuss your pending charges. Reach his Dover, Delaware criminal law office at 302-697-2499. Reach his Georgetown, Delaware criminal law office at 302-855-9300.

You can also email the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.

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