In court, someone who is convicted of a Fourth Offense DUI faces:
FINES: A base fine of $390 – $1,000. Usually, the prosecutor will ask for a higher base fine on a fourth offense. Prosecutors may offer $750 or up, but that’s only the base fine. That amount is then substantially increased by penalties and assessments. It comes out to somewhere around $3,500 in LA County, and its over $4,500 in Ventura County.
JAIL: The minimum jail time on a fourth offense is 180 days of county jail, with probation. A fourth offense DUI may be charged as a misdemeanor, or as a Felony DUI. If the DUI is a felony, then you face 16 months, 2, or 3 years in prison. A skilled DUI attorney from The Law Office of Ben Mironer can fight to reduce your DUI charges, and potential prevent you from having to serve prison, or jail. If your attorney can reduce your fourth offense DUI charges to a lesser offense, then you will not be required to serve a mandatory minimum jail sentence.