DUI Sentencing Lawyers

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What Happens in DUI Sentencing?

After a person is properly convicted of DUI, they must face DUI sentencing.  Whether a person plead guilty, made a plea bargain, or was found guilty of DUI by a jury he must face sentencing.  The level of punishment a judge or jury may hand out for DUI may include one or all of the following: 

When Does Sentencing usually Take Place?

Most sentencing is done immediately after the DUI conviction. Sentencing is a separate procedure, usually held several weeks or even months after a conviction.

How Is My Sentence Determined?

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will typically engage in arguments to determine the length and severity of the criminal¿s punishment.  Sentencing judges will also be guided by statutory limitations in the state Vehicle and Penal Code statutes.  Judges will also consider the following in some cases: 

Should I Contact a Lawyer Regarding My DUI Sentencing?

It is always practical to have an attorney with you throughout the DUI process.  On a more interesting note, if you feel that you have had your rights violated in that you received an overly severe punishment for your DUI conviction you may also want to contact a lawyer familiar with constitutional law issues. 

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Last Modified: 04-14-2011 12:26 PM PDT

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