Delaware Second Offense DUI Laws
Delaware Second Offense DUI Penalties
A 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.
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)
-if BAC is less than .2 you are subject to 24 months license revocation
-if BAC is .2 or greater you will face 30 months license revocation
Mandatory ignition interlock device (IID)
Defending Subsequent DUI Charges In Delaware
Defending a second offense DUI charge in Delaware is much more difficult than a first offense and should not be done 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 Rehoboth Beach Delaware DWI Lawyer
Call Sussex County Delaware DWI Attorney Ronald D. Phillips to discuss your pending charges. His Dover, Delaware criminal law office can be reached at 302-697-2499. His Georgetown, Delaware criminal law office can be reached at 302-855-9300.
We also specialize in defending non-Delaware residents who have been charged with DUI in surrounding states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.