Yes, you did mention your prior, I am sorry.
With a second DUI, you are facing the following upon conviction:
Mandatory Imprisonment of 60 Days to 18 Months,
License Suspension of 24 Months,
A fine of $750 to $2,500,
Ignition Interlock Device once your license is reinstated, and
Complete Courses of Instruction or Other Programs.
Needless to say, this is a very serious charge. It is very hard to fight a charge where they have scientific evidence of your blood alcohol level. I would strongly recommend to hire an attorney right away who can begin negotiation with the prosecutor upon (if not before) your first Court hearing.
The attorney may be able to challenge some evidence on a constitutionality ground, or more likely, perhaps work out a deal where you agree to a lesser charge (although the prosecutors rarely do this for DUIs).
In short, there is nothing you can
really do at this point besides hiring an attorney. I would also suggest continuing Life Recover and in addition, going to AA meetings
, both of which are signs of self-improvement that the Court would see as a positive step and would likely lessen the penalties (if convicted).
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