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Criminal Penalties For DUI Charges In Marin County

DUI Court Process Vs. DMV Administrative Proceeding

There are significantly more penalties imposed in court, because the court is the one that requires the DUI School. The court will require it as a condition of probation. If you are convicted of a first offense DUI, the court will report that to DMV, and DMV will not reissue a license until you’ve finished your DUI School and any period of suspension or restriction.

If you get a DUI, you’re also looking at a probation period with zero tolerance, which means you can have no alcohol in your system when you’re driving. When you’re driving, if your blood alcohol level is 0.01, which is half a drink or less for most people, you could lose your license for another year.

You could be in violation of probation and get at least six months of jail if you’re still serving a first-offense probation. There are just so many consequences. Fines are a couple thousand dollars, give or take.

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Aaron Bortel
With 30 years of specialized experience in DUI defense, Attorney Aaron Bortel is a dedicated advocate for those facing DUI charges in the Bay Area. Committed to helping clients avoid jail, save their driver’s licenses and jobs, and prevent permanent criminal records, he combines deep legal expertise with genuine care for his client's welfare. Trust in a lawyer who not only defends but truly supports you through challenging times.

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