Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Type of Crime:
In California, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. If you are pulled over by a police officer you may be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and may face criminal charges. If convicted of a first offense, you may face a sentence of up to 6 months in County jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and you may be required to complete a 3 or 9 month drug treatment program. In addition, the DMV will impose its own penalties and may require a 6 or 10 month driverís license suspension. If convicted of a second DUI offense, you may face a sentence of up to 1 year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, and you may be required to complete an 18 or 30 month drug treatment program. Additionally, the DMV may also impose a 2 year driverís license suspension. Each subsequent DUI conviction will subject you to harsher penalties and you may ultimately face a felony charge and a term of imprisonment of up to 3 years in State prison. The DMV may also impose harsher penalties including restrictions, further suspensions, and possibly even order the revocation of your driverís license. Given the severe penalties that may be imposed upon a DUI conviction, it is imperative that you immediately retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Kenner & Greenfield are committed to keeping you out of jail and will provide you with the most effective defense strategy possible. Call Kenner & Greenfield today!