In most cases, a DUI charge in the state of California will be a misdemeanor offense. There are two misdemeanor charges from Vehicle Code 23152 that will most likely be filed against an individual charged with a DUI:
In the event that somebody was physically harmed while you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be charged with a felony under California law.
The penalty for DUI charges is based on the circumstances surrounding the case. Such circumstances taken into consideration, called “enhancements” in California law, include:
Even if one is convicted on a first time DUI offense with none of the enhancements listed above, the state of California enforces strict penalties, including:
Subsequent DUI charges may also bring on additional penalties of greater jail time and an ignition interlock device installed in owned vehicle(s).
We at Luftman, Heck & Associates provide strong, experienced legal representation for individuals facing DUI charges in California. We fully understand that every case is unique, and manage all of our client cases around the circumstances and not the charges they are facing. Our attorneys are experienced and offer a proven track record in successfully challenging DUI charges.
If you or a loved one are in need of DUI and traffic defense representation and interested in learning more about Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP, please fill out a contact form. A member of our San Diego law firm will contact you directly to discuss your case in more detail and provide additional information about our DUI defense services.