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Your Lawyer for a 2nd DUI in California

All second DUIs in California are a serious offense. Not only are you looking at mandatory jail time, you’re looking at up to a 2 year suspension of your drivers license. Hiring an attorney who ONLY works with multiple DUI cases can reduce if not eliminate the jail time for a multiple offense in California, but you must act quickly because you only have 10 calender days to have your attorney process the DMV paperwork to secure your license.

Why Hire the Law Offices of Jonathan Reza for your DUI Second Offense in California?

The highly skilled, extremely experienced DUI second offense lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan Reza have decided to focus their entire law practice on serious DUIs such as multiple offense DUIs and Felony DUIs. No other law firm in California is solely dedicated to keeping California Defendant’s out of jail on 2nd offense DUIs like the Law Offices of Jonathan Reza is. You’ll experience the difference immediately when you speak to us over the phone or meet with us in our office. We know exactly how to approach the legal issues your facing. We’re prepared for the arguments both the District Attorney’s Office and the court judges have in multiple offense DUI cases. As a result, we come in to court prepared with arguments that work on keeping 2nd DUI defendants out of jail. Our results speak for themselves and are listed by date on the right. Call immediately to speak an highly experienced 2nd DUI attorney.

Consequences to a 2nd DUI Offense in California

The consequences for a second DUI in California, misdemeanor, include court fines of approximately $1800 to $2700, 3 to 5 years probation, either formal or informal, 96 hours to 1 year county jail, 90 days to 2 years suspension of your drivers license, community service, 18 month alcohol program, possible MADD Panel, possible HAMM program, possible community service and inpatient or out patient treatment program.

  • Mandatory County Jail
  • Up To 2 Year Drivers License Suspension
  • 18 month Alcohol Program,
  • Court Fines and Fees of Approximately $2,700,
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Class,
  • 4-5 years Probation, either Formal or Informal,
  • Morgue Education,
  • DNA Sample,
  • Community Service Or Cal-Trans,
  • Possible SCRAM and/or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.

If you were arrested for a 2nd DUI in California, you are looking up to a 2 year suspension of your drivers license without the eligibility for a restricted license. To avoid the possibility of a two year suspension of your drivers license due to a DUI charge, have an experienced 2nd DUI lawyer contact DMV on your behalf within the first 10 days of the arrest. It is important to have your attorney and not you contact DMV because once the hearing is made, certain items of evidence, aka, discovery, must be immediately subpoenaed. Failure to issue timely subpoenas may just be the reason your license will suspend for 2 solid years.

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How Much Are the Fines for a 2nd DUI?

Click here for a breakdown of the fines/costs of a second DUI

Jail Time for a 2nd DUI Offense in California

Again, the jail time you’re facing for a second DUI in California is 96 hours to 1 year county jail. The typical jail sentence for a second offense DUI is 60-90 days, however, in some jurisdictions, such as Orange County, the average is 60-120 days.

Should I hire a 2nd DUI Attorney for my 2nd DUI Case in California?

You need to protect yourself from the DA. Anytime you’re looking at mandatory jail time for any criminal case, you need an experienced California 2nd DUI lawyer to represent you in court. For a second offense DUI, hiring a second DUI lawyer is no different.

First, you must understand that although jail time is mandatory, it doesn’t mean alternatives to jail aren’t available for you. However, the jail alternatives that are available for a 2nd DUI are far different then jail alternatives for other types of crimes. Given that second DUIs are so specific, you’ll need an attorney who specifically focuses on 2nd DUI offenses in California to know what alternatives to jail are available for your 2nd DUI in California.

Please understand, alternatives for jail on a second DUI case aren’t automatic. As a defendant, you don’t get to pick and choose which programs you may or may not want to do. Instead, an experienced second DUI attorney will suggest you prep your cases by doing such peremptory damage control by completing Alcoholic Anonymous meetings prior to court, participating in the SCRAM program, and even enrolling early into your alcohol school. This will show the judge that you’re serious about not re-offending. Call a 2nd DUI lawyer immediately for more information on how to prep your case for a no jail time sentence.

Another benefit of hiring a 2nd DUI attorney is that for most 2nd DUI cases in California, your attorney can appear on your behalf without you ever having to take time off from your work and or your family to attend your court proceeding. Lets face it, court is a slow and stressful process. Let the 2nd DUI attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan Reza attend court in your stead.

Does it Make a Difference I’m Still on Probation for my Prior DUI?

If you picked up a Second DUI or a Third DUI while on probation for your prior DUI, you will not be eligible for a drivers license if you fail to contact DMV within 10 days of your DUI arrest, or lose your DMV hearing, or plead guilty to either a 23152 or 23153 (a) or (b) in court.

Second DUI Consequences While On Probation

This includes no eligibility for a restricted license. Thereby, having your second DUI attorney contact DMV within 10 days of your 2nd DUI arrest and challenging the second DUI in court is key to for you to drive for the next year.

In addition to the harsher drivers license suspension period, the court where you violated your probation could order you to jail for an additional 6 months or more on top of the possible jail time you could receive from the court where your recent DUI arrest occurred.

The bottom line is, yes, being on probation for a prior DUI does change the seriousness and likely outcome of your current DUI case. For more helpful DUI information about what a specific judge might sentence you to for violating your prior DUI probation, call 877-717-2889 to speak to a qualified DUI defense attorney with prior experience of how each court functions. DUI consultations are always free and informative.

Recent 2nd DUI Case Results:

5/1/2015 – People vs. Aaron H. – All charges dismissed, no criminal record


Recent 2nd DUI Case Results (Continued):

06/21/17 – People vs. M.C.

Case Facts:  2nd DUI in Orange County while on probation for a prior dui in less than a year 

Case Results:  Zero Jail for the DUI and the probation violation out of the Orange County Superior Court.

05/31/17 – People vs. C.C.

Case Facts: 2nd DUI out of the Orange County court.

Case Results: No jail.

03/27/17 – People vs. D.K.

Case Facts:  2nd DUI with refusal.  Client faced 90 days jail.

Case Results:  Zero Jail

02/08/17 – People vs. H.P.

Case Facts:  2nd DUI while on probation for first offense out of Orange County

Case Results:  No Jail

06/02/16 – People vs. Evelyn C.

Case Facts:  2nd DUI with suspended license and .17% Breath results.  Client faced jail.

Case Results:  ALL CHARGES DISMISSED VIA MOTION.  No jail, no fines, no criminal record or points.

11/20/2015 – People vs. David V.

Case Facts:  2nd DUI while on probation for prior DUI.  .17 BAC.

Case Results: Despite being on probation, DUI was dismissed and case resolved for Zero Jail and a reduction to a Wet Reckless.

11/13/2015 – People vs. M.C.

Case Facts:  DUI with .17% BAC with an accident.  Client was military and would be kicked out if she was convicted.


07/27/2015 – People vs. Bradley T. – ALL CHARGES DISMISSED!!!!!

Case Facts:  2nd DUI while on probation for prior which was less than 12 months prior to the 2nd DUI arrest.  BAC was .18%.  Client had a very high security clearance and was told he would be fired if he plead to another DUI.  District Attorney wanted 45 days on the DUI and an additional 30 on the probation violation.

Case Results:  ALL CHARGES DISMISSED VIA MOTION. No Jail, No Probation Violation. Saved client’s job!

1/14/2015 – Scott S. – DUI Charges Reduced to Wet & DMV Win

Case Facts: 2nd DUI with .09%/ .08% PAS / Breath out of Riverside Superior Court

Case Results: DMV Set Aside (No DMV Suspension) and DUI Charges Dismissed

11/29/2014 – Zero Jail on .20% DUI with probation violation

Case Facts:  2nd DUI with .20% bac out of Orange County with a probation violation that occurred for a DUI less than a year old out of the same court. DA wanted 135 days straight time county jail with ZERO ABILITY FOR ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING.


08/15/2014 – 2nd DUI with Refusal & DMV Win

Case Facts:  Client faced a mandatory 2 year suspension without any eligibility for a restricted license for his 2nd DUI Refusal Case because he refused the police’s reasonable request to blow into a breath machine.

Case Results:  DMV Win & All Charges Dismissed in Court!

08/14/2014 – 2nd DUI with BAC 2x Legal Limit & DMV Win

Case Facts:  Defendant arrested for a second offense DUI with a blood alcohol level well over two times the legal limit.  Defendant extremely scared of going to jail.

Case Results:  DMV Won & Absolutely ZERO Jail Served!!

06/05/2014 – 2nd DUI with .20% BAC & DMV Hearing

Case Facts:  Defendant was arrested driving with a blood alcohol level of a .20% BAC.  This would have been her second DUI conviction.

Case Results : ALL DUI CHARGES DISMISSED AND DMV WIN.  No Suspension, No jail, no prior-able DUI charges.  Client extremely happy with her case results considering her blood alcohol level was nearly 3 times the legal limit.

05/13/2014 – 2nd DUI with .09% & DMV Hearing

Case Facts:  Client was arrested via checkpoint for a 2nd DUI with a .09%.  Not only was she looking at jail, her employer would have fired her if convicted of a second DUI because her job required her to drive.

Case Results:  All DUI Charges Dismissed in Court & DMV Win.  No Jail, No Suspension, No Community Service, No DUI.  Client extremely happy to keep her job.

04/08/2014 – 2nd DUI in Vehicle for Commercial Air Pilot

Case Facts – Defendant faced serious problems with his employment if convicted of a 2nd DUI.  Client was stopped for Speeding

Case Results:  ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES DISMISSED IN COURT.  No DUI, No Misdemeanor, No Probation, No Alcohol, Complete Win!! Saved Client’s Career.

03/26/2014 – 2nd DUI with .20% with Collision

Case Facts: Client was arrested for a 2nd DUI after he hit another vehicle.  His blood alcohol level was over a .20%

Case Results: No Jail time for this very serious DUI offense.

03/14/2014 – Second DUI above a .20% with Collision and Probation – DMV WIN!

Case Facts:  Defendant faced a 2 year suspension of their license because they were driving with a blood above a .20% while on probation and caused a collision.

Case Results: DMV Set Aside – No DMV Suspension.

03/06/2014 – 2nd DUI with a blood alcohol level that was 3 times the legal limit – All Charges Dismissed.

Case Facts:  Client was arrested for a second offense DUI with a blood alcohol level of over a .20%.  The District Attorneys office wanted jail time.  In fact, the DA’s office wanted a minimum of 90 days county jail without any alternative sentencing.

Case Results:  Upon filing a very detailed motion, the judge dismissed all charges related to the 2nd DUI offense.  This means the client had no jail, fines, or criminal record.  This is a glowing example of how the right 2nd offense DUI attorney can get you results.  Client was a fellow attorney and was extremely happy with the motion work done on his behalf.  Even Attorneys hire the Law Offices of Jonathan Reza to defend their 2nd DUI Offense.

01/07/14 – 2nd DUI while on Probation – Reduced to Wet Reckless

Case Facts:  Client was arrested for his second DUI while on probation while driving with a suspended license due to a prior DUI case.  Client faced a statutory minimum of 10 days jail on the suspended license charge alone and up to 180 days county jail on the probation violation with another 365 days jail for the 2nd DUI charge.

Case Result: 2nd DUI was reduced to a wet reckless charge despite the fact the client was on a suspended license and was on probation.  Suspended license charge was dismissed.  Client had no jail time at all, reduced fines, and a 12 hour alcohol class instead of 18 months.

02/01/2013 – 2nd DUI Felony with .16% – No Jail Time

Case Facts:  Client arrested for a 2nd offense Felony DUI charge due to a Great Bodily Injury Accident.  Client’s blood alcohol level was in excess of a .16%.  District Attorney wanted 2 years state prison for this Felony DUI Charge

Case Results:  Case resolved for absolutely zero jail time.


My name is attorney Jonathan Reza.  I am here to explain to you an extremely disturbing trend when it comes to “so-called” DUI lawyers.

There are website marketing companies who have copied websites such as mine, put ads reading the same as my ad, and advertise their legal services, however, if you are to call some of these sites, they won’t so much as give you the attorney’s name.  If you have a second DUI, third DUI, or Fourth DUI, the worse possible thing you could do is hire a cheap law firm referral service who won’t so much as give you the attorney’s name.  If you come into contact with someone like this, RUN.