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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DUI Penalties

Everyone knows that a DUI is a serious offense. After all, driving under the influence puts others at serious risk. However, DUI penalties can be complicated and depend on many factors such as prior convictions, circumstances surrounding the DUI, age, speed limit, etc. Here’s what you need to know about DUI penalties:

It must be understood that California DUI penalties are extremely complex and can be affected by various factors such as witness testimony, quality of DUI defense, facts, circumstances, and local court procedures.

Penalties are assessed based on a person’s age, prior conviction status, and the severity of the DUI charge. A standard DUI case will usually incur some combination of community service, mandatory alcohol education, probation, and license suspension. However, depending on prior convictions, the penalty could also involve mandatory jail, large monetary fines, and even the installation of an ignition interlock device to prevent the driver from going behind the wheel while under the influence.

Add to this the hidden penalties of DUI – impound fees, raised insurance costs, points on the driving record, Victim’s Fund charges, employers who are shy of hiring someone with a DUI on their record – and you have a very serious charge. In addition, the system punishes those with extremely high blood alcohol contents (BACs) and minors more severely.

Since there are so many variables in the severity of DUI penalties, it is extremely important that anyone accused of DUI/DWI speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible after their arrest. The right California DUI defense lawyer can help get the case dropped or reduce penalties significantly. However, time is of the essence.and your choice of attorney could significantly impact the outcome of your case.

When seeking a Los Angeles DUI attorney, play it smart. Go with a firm that has a long-standing reputation and a track record. Go with a firm who treats each client with respect and compassion. A firm that has the resources and experience it takes to successfully defend a DUI charge and reduce penalties. Wallin & Klarich is just such a firm. Have you been charged with a DUI? We can help. Call today for a free case consultation.

At Wallin & Klarich, we approach every case with the belief that the person we’re defending could easily be one of our own family members. We’ve seen firsthand how stressful legal matters can be for our clients and their loved ones. We are committed to being available to our clients at all times — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you or someone you love is facing drunk driving charges in Southern California, you should call Wallin & Klarich today for a free evaluation of your case. Call (877) 466-5245 or fill out our online consultation form to get in contact with a legal professional today. We will be there when you call.

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