The penalties that a driver may face for an Alameda & Contra Costa County, California DUI conviction may vary depending upon a great deal of factors. It is virtually impossible to say what exact penalties you may face without conducting a complete evaluation of your charges. However, it is safe to say that you may face imprisonment, driver’s license suspension, fines, community service, DUI School, probation and drug or alcohol treatment/rehabilitation.
If you would like to learn more about your case and the potential DUI penalties that you may face, please contact Hayward & Pleasanton DUI attorney Lynn Gorelick today to talk about your options. Ms. Gorelick has over 25 years of legal experience, understands how the Alameda County courts work and knows what types of penalties you may face.
Enhanced Penalties for California DUI Convictions
A driver may face specific enhanced penalties depending upon the facts of his or her case. Following are some factors which will result in increased jail time, fines, community service and other penalties:
- A child under 14 years old in the car at the time of the DUI arrest.
- Having a blood alcohol concentration of more than .15%.
- Excessive speeding (20+ mph over the speed limit.)
- Refusal to take a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol level.
- Having one or more prior DUI convictions on your record.
Possibly the factor which most often results in increased penalties is having a prior conviction for DUI on your record.
Talk to California DUI Lawyer Lynn Gorelick about your case today.
If you face a DUI charge in the East Bay Area, including all of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, or elsewhere in the Bay Area, Ms. Gorelick is happy to discuss your case with you and help you come to a realistic understanding of what you face, and what your defenses and chances are. Call her office today at 510-785-1444 to schedule your consultation.