Sentence Enhancement In California
Discuss Your Case with a Los Angeles DUI Attorney
If you have been convicted of a DUI, depending on specific facts of the incident, you may be facing an increased punishment. Sentence enhancements can include additional charges, a lengthened prison sentence, license restrictions, suspensions, and more extensive revocations. This punishment is known as an “enhanced sentence" and is often cause for stress for our clients who do not understand what exactly they are facing.
Our Los Angeles DUI attorney at Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel is committed to protecting your rights throughout all proceedings and helping you avoid sentence enhancements.
The enhancements you could face on your sentence include:
- Prior convictions
- Reckless driving
- Child endangerment
- High BAC
- Chemical test refusal
- Damage to property
- Injury to others
- Underage DUI
- Vehicular manslaughter
How Are Enhancements Determined?
The prosecutor who is arguing your case will likely work with the arresting law enforcement official to gather evidence and build a case against you. They may attempt to illustrate that any prior convictions or other factors indicate that you are guilty or that you should be punished more heavily.
This is especially true for individuals who have been convicted of DUI or similar offenses in the past. Regardless of whether you are currently facing a steeper charge, a prison sentence, or a large fine, seeking legal advice is vital. An enhanced sentence can affect you for the rest of your life, as well as the lives of your loved ones.
Call Los Angeles DUI Attorney Scott Spindel Today
If you or a loved one are facing DUI charges with a possibility of an enhanced sentence, retaining the services of a seasoned, supportive DUI attorney is in your best interest. We have more than 24 years of experience working with clients facing similar charges and can exhaust every option to make sure that your rights aren’t taken advantage of.
Call our offices today at (888) 973-0209 for a free, confidential consultation.