Individuals who are convicted of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) for the 2nd time face a much more serious punishment than those convicted for their 1st. Although a 2nd OWI is still considered a misdemeanor, the penalties for this offense increase severely. A minimum of 5 days with a maximum of 1 year in jail/prison, fines between $200 and $1,000, community service, probation, $1,000 driver responsibility fee for two consecutive years, and 6 points assigned to driving record. In addition to this, a license revocation will occur on a second charge. This means not being able to operate a vehicle for one year, and in order to have your driver’s license restored you must satisfy the requirement of DLAD (Driver’s License Appeal Division); this can only be done after the time required for reinstatement has passed. Don’t let a catastrophically negative career and reputation impact occur, contact Rudoi Law immediately. The lawyers at Rudoi Law have many effective defense mechanisms for an OWI 2nd offense; we will accurately examine rather proper protocol was followed during the course of your arrest, as well as thoroughly reviewing determination on the accuracy of any chemical test that was done.
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