2nd offense DUIs in Connecticut are treated quite differently than first-time DUIs, and can therefore have a much larger impact due to the severeness of the consequences. The court is far less lenient because it is beginning to view the person as having a poor pattern of behavior or is not taking the concept seriously. On this page, I will discuss 2nd offense DUIs in Milford and what you need to know about this charge.
Penalties for 2nd Offense DUI
Second offense DUIs in Milford have the following potential punishments; (1) No more than two years incarceration with a mandatory minimum of 120 days in jail, (2) 100 hours of community services, (3) A fine between $1,000.00 and $4,000.00, (4) A 45-day license suspension, (5) Three years of driving with an ignition interlock system, (5) And one year of driving only for work, school, treatment or ignition interlock services after the license is reinstated.
Further, if one is under 21, the punishments are a little different. They include, (1) No more than two years of incarceration with a mandatory minimum of 120 days, (2) 100 hours of community services, (3) Fine between $1,000.00 and $4,000.00, (4) 45 days of a license suspension or until the person reaches the age of 21, whichever is longer, (5) Three years of driving with an ignition interlock system, (5) And one year of driving only for work, school, treatment or ignition interlock services.
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2nd offenses, unlike first offenses, cannot be handled by way of an alcohol or drug education program, as the person with a previous arrest for DUI does not qualify. Also, these convictions will often result in some jail time, though it is often for a short period, with the remainder being suspended. However, if probation is violated, it would expose the defendant to serving the entirety of the jail sentence. Most often, second DUIs result in a large fine, a suspended jail sentence, probation, and other consequences with the DMV.
The most long-lasting of the penalties that you could get for a second Milford DUI is a criminal conviction. This could impact housing, education, employment, and other aspects of your life for years to come. Due to this, it is critical that one find adequate representation when dealing with a second DUI, and as such, should call Lady DUI immediately.