Although a misdemeanor conviction of a DWI or DUI is less severe than a felony charge, it can still have a number of adverse effects on your life. A conviction on these charges will take a long time to recover from both financially and personally due to the fines, loss of your driver’s license, and tarnished public image.
If you have been arrested and charged with a DWI or DUI misdemeanor, it is important to hire a skilled and experienced DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible. Contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., at (408) 296-4100 to learn more about your rights in this difficult situation. There may be mitigating circumstances in your case or the evidence against you may be lacking, and an attorney working on your behalf can bring these issues to the attention of a judge or jury.
Factors in Sentencing
Each DUI case is unique and they must be handled as such. Accordingly, the sentences that are issued will vary within certain legally-established minimum and maximums. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when sentencing begins. These may include:
- BAC level
- Injuries and damage associated with any accidents
- Age of the defendant
- Previous DUI Charges or Convictions
Perhaps you made an honest mistake, or the equipment used to assess your condition was faulty. Regardless of the situation, you are entitled to a vigorous legal defense. Do not risk your future way of life through needlessly delays. Contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today at (408) 296-4100.