Being arrested for a DUI is typically a distressing experience, whether it is your first time or your third. For drivers in our state, second and subsequent convictions can result in serious penalties and with each successive conviction, the civil and criminal consequences become progressively worse. The seriousness of a DUI charge and the penalties associated with conviction depend on many factors, such as your driving record, criminal record, blood alcohol content ("BAC") and whether an accident or injury occurred. To show penalty progression, in offenses from first time DUI through third time DUI, jail time is imposed, whereas in a fourth DUI offense, charges can be enhanced to felony DUI, and bring with them a possible prison term. You can see how significant the stakes become with succeeding convictions. Ms. Eriksen can work to persuade the prosecution to dismiss your charge or reduce it to a non-alcohol offense, thereby saving you from another DUI conviction on your record. She may also be able to argue against the accuracy of breath and blood tests and field sobriety tests, request a DMV hearing to challenge a license suspension, and uncover other mistakes in the prosecution's case. Hire Attorney Maralee Eriksen today and let her protect your rights and your interests!