Arrested for DUI
If you are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) in California, you might suffer serious consequences that include:
- Driver’s License Suspension
- Outrageously High Insurance Premiums (for at least three years)
- Possible Jail Sentence
The California Legislature has enacted progressively stiffer DUI penalties over the past 10 years—a DUI is now considered a full-fledged criminal offense, not a mere “traffic offense.” For this reason, you should not attempt to handle your own DUI defense. Without a California DUI attorney to represent you, the risk of a DUI conviction can be very high.
It’s Not Worth the Risk
Given the severe consequences of a DUI conviction, even for a first offense, you need to contact Ken Rosenfeld, an experienced attorney at The Rosenfeld Law Firm in Sacramento, California. At The Rosenfeld Law Firm, you will find an accomplished Sacramento DUI attorney who has successfully represented clients accused of high-profile California DUI offenses, as well as vehicular homicide charges involving alcohol-impaired drivers.
DUI Attorneys Fight Two Charges
In California, a DUI charge includes two offenses:
- “Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol”; and
- “Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher.”
The punishment is the same whether you are convicted of either or both of these offenses. A conviction of either offense counts as two points against your driver’s license at the DMV, and a first offense may result in a driver’s license suspension for up to six months. Ken Rosenfeld applies proven DUI criminal defense strategies that can help you fight both of these charges. Call (916) 447-2070 for help.
Multiple DUI Convictions
Conviction for a California DUI is “priorable” for at least 10 years. This means that if you are convicted of another DUI within 10 years it will count as a second offense, resulting in mandatory jail time and a minimum one-year driver’s license suspension. Further convictions carry increasingly severe penalties—a fourth DUI, for example, is a felony that lands you in state prison. An experienced California DUI criminal defense attorney, such as Kenneth Rosenfeld, can help you avoid multiple convictions.
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Along with legal advice, The Rosenfeld Law Firm in Sacramento, California, offers experience and representation in other pertinent areas of practice including prison law, mental health law, appellate law, and federal criminal defense.