Des Moines Second Or Third Offense DUI/OWI Attorney
Any drunk driving charge is a serious matter. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the first time, you no doubt realize that this is a challenge to your otherwise clean record. Even with a conviction, however, you may soon return to life as it was before a first-time DUI arrest.
Charged With Drunk Driving In Des Moines? 2nd Offense? DUI Lawyer Kent Balduchi Can Be Your Strong Advocate
A second or third DUI arrest is a different matter altogether. You may lose your driving privileges for a very long time and go to prison if you are convicted after a multiple offense drunk driving arrest.
It is paramount for your future to look for a DUI defense lawyer whom you can trust. Kent Balduchi is that kind of attorney. He works closely with clients in a respectful manner. He applies his knowledge and experience to the challenge of mitigating the damage after a DUI arrest. A favorable outcome may come about by reopening the case of your first DUI conviction. It may also mean examining in great detail the circumstances of your current charges:
- The traffic stop: Did the police officer have probable cause to pull you over?
- Blood alcohol tests and/or sobriety tests (breath, blood, urine and/or performance tests such as “walk the line”): Were they administered lawfully? Is there reason to doubt the validity of the results?
Only a detailed review of your DUI arrest will allow Mr. Balduchi to determine weak points in the prosecution’s case and plan an aggressive defense on your behalf. Call or email the law offices to schedule a consultation.
Stiff Penalties For 2nd Or 3rd Offense DUI Conviction In Iowa
Stiff penalties for a second or third DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) or OWI (operating while intoxicated) conviction may include:
- For a second drunk driving conviction: Seven days to two years in jail; fines amounting to thousands of dollars; driver’s license suspension of one or more years. Other consequences may include required ignition interlock device, vehicle impoundment and mandatory substance abuse evaluation and/or treatment.
- For a third drunk driving conviction: Felony classification and criminal record; 30 days to five years in jail; driver’s license suspension of up to six years. Other consequences may include required ignition interlock device, vehicle impoundment and mandatory substance abuse evaluation and/or treatment.
Arrested In Des Moines? Second-Time DUI? Lawyer Kent Balduchi Offers No-Obligation Consultations
Iowa clients of Balduchi Law Office, PC, appreciate the trusting attorney-client relationship that is fundamental to the law practice. We consider ourselves partners of our clients, united in pursuit of the best attainable outcomes.
Ultimately, we aim to give the accused a fair chance at a strong defense. Call 515-954-3586 or toll free at 800-405-7921, or email the law firm through this website to schedule a consultation. Balduchi Law Office, PC, also handles other types of criminal cases, such as domestic violence arrests.