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Factors that Impact DUI Charges

Many people think driving while under the influence (DUI) charges are cut-and-dry: if you’re over a 0.08% blood alcohol content (BAC,) you’ll get a DUI conviction, and that’s that. However, DUI charges (and convictions) are much more complicated than many people realize. In this blog post, a DeLand DUI attorney will share aggravating factors in DUI cases.

Aggravating Factors in DUI Charges

History of DUI Convictions

If someone has a history of DUI convictions, he or she could face harsher penalties for a new DUI charge. Therefore, if you’re facing a DUI charge after receiving a DUI conviction, it’s crucial you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you can!

Excessive Drunkenness

Florida believes excessive drunkenness is worse than normal drunk driving, and as a result, residents can receive harsher penalties for their excessive drunkenness. If you are charged with a DUI, but your BAC is at or above 0.16%, you could receive more severe punishments for your DUI offense.

Driving with a Minor

Drunk driving with a minor is seen as reckless endangerment of the minor’s life. As a result, anyone caught drunk driving with a minor could face harsher penalties for their DUI charges.

Causing Injuries or Damages

Drunk driving is illegal because drivers who are under the influence cause many accidents. Therefore, criminal prosecutors crack down on drivers who injure people or damage property as a direct result of their drunk driving.

DUI Defense Is Necessary Regardless of the Factors

DUI charges are heightened by several factors, but all DUI cases need experienced criminal defense! Buckmaster & Ellzey is an experienced criminal defense firm that gets results for its clients. If you want representation that doesn’t quit, contact our firm today!

Call (888) 222-1679 now for a free consultation for your case!