What are the penalties for a first-offense DUI in San Jose?
DUI charges are taken quite seriously in California, and penalties for conviction can be severe. Some of the penalties that are possible for a person to face upon being convicted (for the first time) of driving under the influence include the revocation of driving privileges, up to $1,000 in financial penalties, up to 6 months time served in jail, mandatory community service, and probation. Upon a second or multiple offense, these penalties will become harsher. Thus, it is critical to enlist a defense attorney you can trust to protect your rights and future freedoms.