Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is against the law under California law, and the consequences for a conviction can be life-changing. Fortunately, accused parties should always be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
You are entitled to a defense, but a public defender may not be able to give your case the attention it deserves. But a respected Sacramento DUI lawyer could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Continue reading to learn more about the penalties for a DUI conviction and how you may defend yourself in court.
The sentence you’ll receive if you are found guilty of drunk driving depend on different factors, including your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels, whether anyone else was injured, and more.
First-time offenders are often required to pay fines of up to $1,000 as well as additional penalty assessments. They can also be placed on probation, be ordered to complete a drug or alcohol treatment program, license suspension, and even spend as much as six months in jail.
If you are a repeat offender, you can expect higher fines, longer license suspension terms, and additional time in jail or prison. This is also true if someone else suffered serious bodily injury or death as a result of your drunk driving.
The penalties for a DUI conviction in Sacramento can be severe. For that reason, you need to present a robust legal defense. Only after carefully reviewing all of the details of your case will your lawyer be able to help you develop a strong defense strategy. Some of the more common types of DUI defenses include:
If you have been charged with drunk driving and you need exceptional legal representation to help clear your name, reach out to a respected lawyer. Schedule your no-obligation consultation with Crowell Law Offices when you call us at 916-303-2800 or complete the quick contact form included below.