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"Aggravating Factors"

The term "aggravating factors" refers to any element of your DUI arrest that causes the prosecution to seek a stricter jail or prison sentence. For example, your second DUI in California may involve more serious penalties if law enforcement arrests you for:

  • Driving with a BAC that is nearly twice the legal limit (.15%)
  • Refusing to submit to chemical testing
  • Driving under the influence as a minor
  • Driving excessively fast while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • DUI with a minor passenger
  • Causing an accident or injury to a third party

If you were arrested for a second DUI offense in California, contact us to see what the Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP can do for you.