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What are the Penalties for 2nd DUI Conviction? – Criminal Defense Attorney, David O

When an individual is found guilty of  a second DUI (driving under the influence) within seven years from the first DUI conviction the penalties become tougher and increase in duration and cost.

Here are Washington States minimum and maximum penalties for a second DUI within seven years.

If the BAC (blood alcohol content) result was less than .15, penalties for a 2nd DUI are as follows:

  • Days in Jail:  30-364 and 60 days of EHM (electric home monitoring)
  • Fines:  $1,196.00 to $5,000.00
  • Ignition Interlock Device:  5 years
  • License Revocation:  2 years.

If the BAC result was more than .15 or a BAC refusal, penalties for a 2nd DUI are as follows:

  • Days in Jail:  45-364 and 90 days of EHM
  • Fines:  $1,621.00 to $5,000.00
  • Ignition Interlock Device:  5 years
  • License Revocation:  900 days if BAC result was more than .15 Or 3 years if BAC was refused.

If charged with a second DUI in Washington State, it is in your best interest to speak with a reputable DUI criminal defense attorney about your case and options.  Every DUI lawyer at David O Defense offers a free, no hassle, no obligation consultation to talk about the details of your case, call 206-459-6392 to schedule today.

Snaps! Bobby Brown’s 2nd DUI This Year.

It was only seven months ago when the New Edition singer, Bobby Brown, was charged with DUI and court ordered to complete a summer alcohol rehab program.  Snaps, I guess the rehab program didn’t work because the police pulled the star over around 1 am on Wednesday for a traffic violation and smelled a heavy odor of alcohol on his breath, DUI number two for 2012!  Unfortunately, Bobby Brown opted to take the field sobriety tests on Ventura Blvd, CA, and failed.

If Bobby had heeded the advice of Seattle DUI defense attorney David O, he would have known that the field sobriety tests are voluntary and he could have refused, therefore the test results could not be used against him in court.

According to, Bobby Brown was cooperative with the officer and was taken to the station, booked, and released within hours after posting $25,000 bail.  If found guilty of a second DUI, Bobby will be facing some serious consequences and jail time.  Here are the DUI tips from David O Defense in Seattle Washington.  Hopefully Bobby Brown catches wind of these.

  1. Be respectful to the officer.
  2. Don’t make any incriminating statements.  For example, “I feel wasted!” or “I’m so drunk!”
  3. Refuse to take the DUI field sobriety tests.  They are voluntary.
  4. Do not take the portable breath test, this test is also voluntary.


Written by S.O

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