DUI Enhancements

If you have been charged with DUI in California, you may be facing special allegations, also known as enhancements, that will increase your penalties if you are convicted. An experienced defense lawyer can help you understand the allegations against you and their consequences.

San Mateo DUI Enhancement Defense Lawyers

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, our San Mateo DUI enhancement defense attorneys have more than 40 years of experience defending clients throughout the Bay Area who have been accused of DUI, including those facing serious special allegations. Call toll free at 650-573-8000 or contact us online.

Penalties for DUI Enhancements

The penalties for DUI — including jail time, probation, fines and license suspension — are extremely complex and influenced by a variety of factors. The following are the major special allegations and other enhancements that can affect the consequences of DUI:

  • Chemical test refusal : If the police had the right to ask you to take a breath, blood or urine test and you refused to do so, your DUI penalties can be increased.
  • Prior conviction : If you have been convicted of DUI one or more times in the past 10 years, this can have a major impact on your sentence for a new conviction.
  • Excessive blood alcohol level : Driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher, and especially .20 or higher, can have particularly serious consequences.
  • Accident with injury : If you are found guilty of causing a DUI accident in which someone else got injured, you can face additional penalties for each injured person.
  • Child endangerment : Driving under the influence with a passenger under the age of 14 is a DUI enhancement, even if the child was not injured or harmed in any way.
  • Excessive speed: Driving more than 20 mph over — and especially more than 30 mph over — the speed limit can add to the consequences of DUI.

There are additional allegations that can either increase your DUI penalties or be brought against you as separate criminal charges. Our attorneys have handled thousands of California DUI cases and are highly familiar with the details of the DUI enhancement laws.

Contact a DUI Attorney about Enhancements Today!

Our DUI attorneys proudly represent clients throughout the entire Bay Area including these cities on the Peninsula:

  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Foster City
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Palo Alto
  • Burlingame

If you have been accused of DUI with any special allegations, do not hesitate to call us at 650-573-8000 or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced DUI defense lawyer.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
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