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Sacramento DUI FAQ

Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a terrifying and confusing experience. You don’t know what to do, and people will suddenly start giving you all kinds of unhelpful advice. You’ll receive conflicting information: Plead guilty. Don’t plead guilty. Fight the charge. Don’t fight it.

Of course, the best legal advice will come from an actual lawyer. Call a Sacramento DUI lawyer from Crowell Law Offices for legal advice that can actually help. In the meantime, here are a few questions and answers to get you started.


What factors turn a misdemeanor DUI into a felony DUI?

DUIs may be charged as felonies when these factors are involved: You have a child in the vehicle, you have previous offenses, you have a very high blood alcohol concentration (.15 or higher), or you were driving recklessly.


Is there a way to avoid license suspension following a DUI arrest?

To avoid a license suspension, you will need to get your case dismissed or be found not guilty. You will also need to attend a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to prove that your case was dismissed. The DMV automatically suspends a license thirty days after an arrest for DUI.


Will I need to attend DUI classes?

DUI classes are often ordered by the court as part of a plea deal and for you to qualify to obtain a restricted license. In many cases, the DMV will require you to complete classes, whether they’re ordered or not, to get your license back. For your first offense, your BAC will determine the length of your class: three, six, or nine months.


What is a ‘wet reckless’ charge?

This is a plea agreement that prosecutors will sometimes offer if you were arrested for driving under the influence but your BAC did not meet the legal limit (.08). It may also be offered as a lesser charge when there are problems with the state’s evidence.


Call a Sacramento DUI Lawyer

If you have further questions about your drunk driving charge, contact a Sacramento DUI lawyer at Crowell Law Offices. We are experienced with representing clients who have been charged with DUIs, and we can help you, too. Call 916-303-2800 or fill out the form below to discuss your case.