Penalties for DUI and DWI

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What Are the Potential Penalties for Being Caught Drunk Driving?

In order to get an exact answer to this you will have to read you state and local driving laws. One helpful resource can be picking up a Driving Manual from your local Department of Motor Vehicles. There are some penalties that are fairly common in most jurisdictions: 

Are There Certain Circumstances that Can Make the Penalty for a DUI More Severe?

It is possible to incur what is referred to as sentence enhancement when you are convicted of a DUI charge if certain circumstances are present. The most common one, as already mentioned, is if you have been convicted of the same offense within 5 years.  There are some other facts that could increase the penalty in a DUI conviction: 

What Should I Do If I Have Been Arrested for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol?

You should immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. The criminal justice system can be very complex and confusing to navigate without help from an experienced attorney. A DWI Lawyer will be able to advise you of your rights and let you know what kinds of defenses you may be able to use to fight your charge.

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Last Modified: 10-15-2014 11:42 AM PDT

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