There are tougher penalties for repeat offenders. Consequently, a second offence charge for drunk driving is more dire: especially if you blew over 0.08 BAC. License suspension, vehicle seizure, and remedial programing are some of the corrective actions you will be prescribed. These penalties are applied in relation to what the breathalyzer registered your BAC (blood alcohol content) at the time you were charged. Our DUI defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers are ready to act as your counsel to mitigate the damages you will suffer.
Don’t Risk Losing More Than Necessary on Your Second Offence DUI
A second offence charge for failing a breathalyzer by blowing over 0.04 BAC is a mandatory 24-hour license suspension and a mandatory Driving Without Impairment class. However, if you are a new driver with less than 1-year of driving experience, special laws apply. If you are caught operating a motor vehicle with any alcohol in your body you will receive a 30-day license suspension and a mandatory Driving Without Impairment class. If this is you second offence of impaired driving as a novice driver you will be dealt a 90-day suspension and addiction screening. Please refer to our page on the Saskatchewan Ignition Interlock Program.
What if You Blow Over 0.08 BAC on a Second Offence?
You stand to lose a lot, and you need to contact our experienced DUI lawyers as soon as possible.
If you have been convicted of driving while impaired (registering a BAC higher than 0.08), you will face the follow penalties:
- First offence: 1-yea. license suspension
- Second offence: 3-yea. license suspension
- Third offence (or greater): 5-year license suspension
But you don’t have to face this trial alone. The criminal lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers have defended their clients rights in similar case to yours in the past and are prepared to fight for you today.
Contact Our Impaired Driving Lawyers in Regina Today
There are severe penalties associated with a second offence DUI. Along with your license suspension, there are associated costs that include the fees for towing and impounding your vehicle, and the remedial actions you will be subjected to. Let Regina Criminal Lawyers help you through this difficult time. Contact us today.