California has some of the strictest DUI sentencing laws in the country.
A drunk driving conviction includes a number of penalties; steep fines, license suspension, jail time, counseling programs, costly safety devices, probation and a lot of mental grief.
DUI sentencing is determined by the number of previous convictions, the occupants in the convicted driver’s vehicle, and the age of the convicted driver, just to name a few.
For first time DUI offenders, the DUI sentences are the lightest. Fines range into the thousands of dollars, costly impound charges, classes, time off work or school, legal fees, license reinstatement costs, potential community service, and even jail time.
Multiple convictions within the past ten years will greatly alter your DUI sentencing. Add more fines, jail time, charges, and now probation.
When authorities determine your DUI sentencing, there are many aspects to consider.
Every case is unique, and many presents opportunities to mitigate DUI sentencing. There are ways to challenge a drunk driving arrest, and hopefully avoid some, or all, of these serious sentences.
To discuss your case with an experienced DUI attorney, contact our Chico office for a free consultation.