DUI Enhancements Law

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DUI Enhancements Law

DUI enhancements refer to sentencing enhancements when charged with drunk driving. There are certain circumstances that make drunk driving an even greater threat to public safety and are therefore worthy of greater sentences and penalties. Some grounds for receiving a DUI enhancement are:

  • Prior Convictions - If the defendant had been convicted of a DUI or DWI previously, within the past 10 years
  • Reckless Driving - If the defendant was also speeding over a certain limit while intoxicated
  • Excessively High Blood-Alcohol Level - If the BAC is 0.15% or higher, it calls for enhanced sentencing
  • Refusing Chemical Testing - If the defendant refuses to submit to chemical testing at the time of a DUI charge
  • Child Endangerment - When there is a minor in the vehicle at the time of a DUI charge
  • Accident/Injury - If the drunk driver also causes an accident causing personal injury and/or property damage

DUI Enhancements Legal Issues:

Drunk driving laws are already extremely strict and punishments/penalties for being charged with a DUI or DWI are highly aggressive in the state of California. Adding any DUI enhancements onto a DUI or DWI charge can increase all aspects of a court ordered punishment. The defendant can receive additional criminal charges, high fines, longer driver's license suspension periods, longer jail sentences, more DUI education requirements, more probation, community service, etc. DUI enhancements are typically added to the sentencing when the original charges are filed, however they can be added later as long as the case is still pending. Prosecutors often try to add on multiple DUI enhancements in DUI cases to increase the punishments of the defendant.

What a Criminal Defense Lawyer can do for you:

Receiving a DUI is bad enough, but with added DUI enhancements, you could face catastrophic punishments and penalties. Experienced criminal law attorneys know that many prosecutors pile on these enhancements unjustly. An attorney can fight each case aggressively to ensure you face no additional penalties or punishments. Our lawyers know the complex California rules and sentences that accompany DUI or DWI charges. They can thoroughly evaluate your case and gather evidence to make the strongest possible case in your defense. A criminal law attorney will be there to fight for your rights and fight against any possible DUI enhancements.

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