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Aggravating factors, as it relates to a DUI, all center around safety. While driving under the influence, if you are going 100 miles an hour, you can expect to get jail time. If your blood alcohol level is double the legal limit, you can expect to get jail time. If you become involved in an accident, you can expect to be treated more harshly.
In LA County, for a first-time DUI, you are typically looking at being put on probation for three years. There is also going to be a fine of $390-$1,000, plus the penalty assessment. If you get the minimum $390 fine, you are going to end up having to pay over $2,000, once they add the 200% penalty assessment. You are also going to have to complete an alcohol abuse program. The first offender program is three months long. There can other fees associated with the case and you can be given jail time if you are considered enough of the danger to the public.
If you are being charged with a second offense, there is a mandatory minimum of 96 hours in jail. On a third offense, there is a mandatory minimum of 180 days in jail. On a fourth offense, you will be charged with a felony and you are going to be looking at state prison time.
We prefer to get the case dismissed right from the beginning. If we cannot get the case dismissed, then we are looking to get you a reduced charge. My firm has been doing this for 25 years. We are known all over LA County. We know the judges and the prosecutors. We know how to check the calibration records of the machine that was used to test you and which things can affect breath testing.
For more information on Aggravating Factors For DUI Charges In CA, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (213) 542-0963 today.