ORANGE COUNTY AGGRAVATED DUI ATTORNEY
In certain circumstances, even a first driving under the influence (DUI) offense can be charged as an “aggravated” DUI in California.
If you are convicted of an aggravated DUI, the penalties could include jail time or even prison time.
An experienced DUI lawyer at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren can explain your rights and fight for the best possible conclusion to your aggravated DUI case.
We have been a leading DUI law firm in the Orange County area for decades, and we’ve successfully defended scores of DUI clients throughout Southern California.
WHAT IS AGGRAVATED DUI IN CALIFORNIA?
In California state law, an “aggravated” crime is a more serious crime. For example, an aggravated battery charge is a more serious charge – for a more serious crime – than a “standard” battery charge. DUI works the same way.
So, what makes a driving under the influence offense “aggravated” in this state? These are the factors that allow DUI sentences to be increased beyond the sentences for a “standard” DUI:
- 1. You have a prior DUI or wet reckless conviction.
- 2. You refused to submit to a mandatory chemical test.
- 3. You were speeding excessively/driving recklessly.
- 4. A passenger in your vehicle was under fourteen years old.
- 5. You caused property damage, injury, or death.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR AGGRAVATED DUI IN CALIFORNIA?
If you are convicted of DUI, and the court finds that one or more of the factors listed above were elements in your case, you will face penalties that are substantially harsher than the standard DUI penalties.
Depending on the particulars of your aggravated DUI case, you could face the following penalties:
- Serve time in jail or prison
- Pay a stiffer fine
- Serve a lengthier probation period and license suspension period
- Be ordered to attend additional drug and alcohol classes
At The Law Offices of Todd Landgren, we know what it takes to defend you against an aggravated DUI charge, and we know how to bring your case to its best possible resolution.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONTACT AN AGGRAVATED DUI ATTORNEY?
If you are accused of an aggravated DUI in southern California, you must seek the help of a skilled DUI lawyer immediately – it’s imperative. Do not wait, because your attorney will need to launch an investigation into your case at once.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren have represented thousands of clients charged with driving under the influence for decades – and we are prepared to represent you and fight for justice on your behalf.
If you are charged with aggravated DUI in southern California contact us online or call The Law Offices of Todd Landgren at 949-752-1122. We will explain your rights and options frankly and candidly, and we will advocate aggressively for justice on your behalf.
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