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Felony DUI with Aggravated Circumstances

The term "aggravating factors" refers to any number of circumstances that can heighten your DUI penalties. For example, you will be subject to more severe penalties if your DUI caused an injury. These circumstances can increase your drunk driving sentence even if you have no other DUI offenses on your criminal record. According to California law, an extremely high BAC (.015% or more) can result in stiffer penalties. Refusing to submit to a breath or blood test, causing a traffic accident, or driving extremely fast can increase the consequences of your DUI as well. Finally, driving with a BAC of .08% with a child in the car can result in an enhanced sentence.

Contact our team of Ventura DUI lawyers to see what a high-quality defense attorney can do for your DUI case.

Alternative Sentencing

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI case, you may be eligible to receive an alternative sentence. Alternative sentencing can be exchanged for incarceration in a California State Prison or a county jail. Common alternative sentences include:

  • Roadside work
  • Community service
  • House arrest
  • Electronic monitoring
  • Residency in a "sober living" facility
  • Incarceration in a private jail
  • Incarceration in a city jail

DUI Lawyers in Ventura, CA

Are you facing a serious DUI charge in Ventura, California? The legal team at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP can help you avoid a serious criminal conviction. Our team has more than 50 years of collective legal experience and is ready to put it to work for your case.