The maximum penalty for a “first” DUI is 6 months of county jail, fines, fees, probation for years, ignition interlock device, license suspension, car impound, etc. Fortunately, I have not yet had a DUI client sentenced to the maximum. My clients have not, to date, had to go back to jail on a first time non aggravated DUI. If you are convicted of 2 DUI’s within 10 years of each other then the minimum sentence is typically 10-30 days of work release and the maximum is 1 year. Additional possibilities include jail, fines, fees, probation for years, ignition interlock device, license suspension, car impound, etc. In El Dorado and Placer Counties I am frequently successful negotiating statutory minimum sentences and keeping client’s out of jail even when the government has a very strong case against my client. Weaknesses in the case if any that we identify we will use to negotiate a better resolution or use to defend the case at suppression hearing or trial. Third Time DUI’s and DUI’s with injury carry significantly enhanced penalties and require extreme care. To date, I have successfully defended allegations of Felony DUI with Injury, Felony DUI, Third and Fourth time DUI’s. An experienced attorney can make a huge difference.