Sacramento DWI Attorneys
First and foremost, DWI is a term of reference generally used in other states (Driving While Under The Influence), California uses acronym or term DUI (Driving Under The Influence) as the term used to describe the same umbrella of crimes.
Have you been arrested for a DUI?
If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Sacramento, you may be wondering what kind of charges you’re facing. In California, DUI is considered a serious offense with potentially severe penalties.
Misdemeanor or Felony DUI Charges
Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony DUI. A misdemeanor DUI is typically charged when there is no evidence of recklessness or harm to others, while a felony DUI is usually charged when there is evidence of recklessness or someone was injured as a result of your actions.
The specific charges you face will depend on the facts of your case, but some common Sacramento DUI charges include:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUID): This charge applies when you are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher: This charge applies when your BAC is measured at .08% or higher.
Reckless driving: This charge may be filed if you were driving in a way that showed a disregard for the safety of others.
DUI causing injury: This charge may be filed if someone was injured as a result of your DUI.
DUI causing death: This is the most serious DUI charge and is typically filed when someone is killed as a result of your actions.
Contact Mouzis Criminal Defense For Help With Your DUI Charges
If you’ve been charged with any type of DUI in Sacramento, it’s important to seek legal help as soon as possible. A DUI conviction can lead to significant penalties, including jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license. To learn more about DUI’s visit our extensive DUI page. Don’t delay in contacting Mouzis Criminal Defense, experienced Sacramento DUI lawyers that can help you understand the charges you’re facing and develop a defense to protect your rights.