If I received a DUI 7 months ago and I got a second before being sentenced for the 1st, what am I looking at as a sentence now?

They are in 2 separate counties involved. I was not sentenced before the 1st one. Now I am on probation, suspension and therapy. How much trouble am I in?

Asked on July 9, 2012 under Criminal Law, Nebraska

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have plead out to your first DUI and have not been sentenced to for the first offense, the second offense that you have written about will have no impact on the first.

However, you should expect the following sentence regarding the first offense: a fine of $2,500, probation for at least a year, attendance at classes against the dangers of drinking and driving, and community service work in addition to having your driver's license suspended for at least six months.

As to the second offense if convicted, you will receive most likely a fine of $3,500, be sentenced to 8 to 15 days in jail, attend more classes, have your driver's license suspended for at least a year and community service work.

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately.


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