Consequences And Penalties For DUI Convictions

The consequences and penalties for DUI convictions are harsh and far-reaching, and can affect everything from your pocketbook to your very freedom. If you wish to avoid the consequences of a DUI conviction, it is important to consult with an experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible.

At Wilson & Wilson, Attorneys at Law, we can provide you with the knowledgeable defense representation you need at this time. Attorney Denton Wilson has more than 25 years of criminal law experience and is committed to helping his clients avoid the consequences and penalties for DUI convictions.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 805-546-8098 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced San Luis Obispo DUI attorney.

Criminal Penalties for DUI Convictions

DUI convictions carry a number of criminal penalties, including fines, license suspension and jail sentence. The consequences are harsh for first-time offenders and even worse for those who have prior convictions on their record.

The penalties are also harsher if certain aggravating circumstances are present. For instance, drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or higher face heightened penalties, as do those who caused an injury as a result of drunk driving, were driving with a passenger under the age of 14, or were driving 20 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.

Collateral Consequences of DUI Convictions

For those convicted of DUI in California, the criminal penalties may just be the tip of the iceberg. A DUI conviction could haunt you for years, resulting in collateral consequences such as:

  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Loss of employment
  • Difficulty finding a new job
  • Loss of professional license
  • Loss of California driver's license

Talk with an experienced defense lawyer to learn more about potential consequences of DUI convictions and to start building an effective defense against these charges.

San Luis Obispo County Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

If you have been accused of driving drunk in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles or anywhere in San Luis Obispo County, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 805-546-8098 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced San Luis Obispo DUI lawyer.