Dedicated DUI Defense Attorney Backed by Over Two Decades of Experience

2nd, 3rd & 4th DUI Arrests

Contra Costa DUI Attorney

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Contra Costa. When people drive under the influence, they not only endanger their own lives, but they also jeopardized the safety and well-being of other drivers and passengers as well. Furthermore, drunk drivers are responsible for a large amount of accidents and injuries that take place every year. For these reasons, DUI offenders face severe prosecution and legal ramifications.

Judges and prosecutors hope that by penalizing DUI offenders to the fullest extent of the law they will be less likely to drive under the influence in the future. However, this is not always the case. Even after a DUI conviction, some people continue to drive under the influence.

When a person is charged with a DUI for the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th time, he/she stands to face more severe penalties and harsher prosecution. In the eyes of the law, multiple DUI offenders have little to no respect for the law or for the lives and safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians around them.

Any person arrested for a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th DUI will be subjected to the following penalties upon conviction:

2nd DUI (within 10 years) – No Probation

  • Jail: 90 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

2nd DUI (within 10 years) – Probation

  • Jail: 96 hours to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 2 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

3rd DUI (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 120 days to 1 year
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 3 years
  • Treatment Program: 18 months or 30 months in drug/alcohol treatment program

4th DUI (within 10 years)

  • Jail: 180 days to 16 months
  • Fine: $390.00 to $1,000.00, with possible penalty assessments
  • License Suspension: up to 4 years

What is Sentence Enhancement?

When a judge increases the severity of your sentence because of certain facts or circumstances surrounding your case, it is referred to as sentence enhancement. A judge may enhance your sentence for a number a reasons.

Some of the most common reasons a judge may enhance the severity of your sentence include:

  • You caused an accident
  • Your accident resulted in extensive property damage, serious injury, or death
  • A minor was present in the vehicle
  • Your BAC was above .20%
  • You were driving on a suspended license
  • You were driving without a license

Contact Contra Costa DUI Lawyer Robert Tayac

If you have been charged with your second, third, of fourth DUI, you must contact an experienced DUI attorney immediately. Because of your prior criminal history, you have a greater chance of not only being convicted, but also being sentence to harsh legal penalties. Contra Costa DUI attorney Robert Tayac can protect you from rigorous prosecution and adverse legal penalties.

Mr. Tayac is committed to preparing a strong and compelling defense, and negotiating for a reduction or dismissal of the charges, both of which are exceptionally important in multiple DUI cases. Furthermore, Mr. Tayac knows what you stand to face should be convicted of your charges, and that’s why he is dedicated to utilizing all of his energy and resources to aggressively defend you in court, and secure a winning verdict.

If you would like to work with a Contra Costa DUI lawyer who has extensive experience defending multiple DUI offenders, then please contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac at 925-288-9800..

Why Choose Our Firm?

Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

Client Testimonials

  • “His in depth knowledge and expertise within his field, along with deep and lasting relationships with the District Attorneys office and everyone involved are without a doubt unmatched.”

    S.M.

  • “Without Mr Tayac's knowledge and drive to succeed, I most likely would not be able to write this review today.”

    Dave

  • “These clients have called me to thank me for referring them to the Law offices of Robert Tayac.”

    R.R., Attorney at Law

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