Some clients think that because the first DUI was dismissed on PBJ (probation before judgment) in Maryland, it can't be used against them to support a second offense. Under DC law, a PBJ can be used against you for sentencing.
In Washington DC, the penalties for a second DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense may include:
Jail time: A mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days and a maximum of one year.
Fines: A fine of up to $2,500.
License suspension: The driver's license may be suspended for a minimum of one year by the DMV in a Notice of Proposed Revocation.
Alcohol assessment and treatment: CSOSA, who manages court supervised conditions, will often require the completion of alcohol assessments and substance abuse treatment.
Community service: DC loves making people do community service, and in the post-Covid world this is increasingly a term that may be imposed if you're convicted.
But these possible penalties are why you should hire the best DUI lawyer you can find in DC to defend you. Give us a call today for a free consultation.
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