Citrus Heights, CA asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: What approximate affect on sentencing will the BAC level have for someone convicted of DUI where someone is hurt.

BAC is .19. person hurt had a fractured wrist. there were 3 other people in the accident. none were hurt

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Tina M Barberi
Tina M Barberi
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Fresno, CA

A: A high BAC will be an aggravating factor when the judge decides a sentence. You are most likely being charged with an enhancement because your alcohol level is over .15% BAC. This is only one factor, so a high BAC alone will not be the only thing that will weigh in on your sentence. Your criminal record, the manner of driving, your accountability, your actions since the accident (have you did anything to treat your alcohol problem?), your age, and the victim's statements are just some considerations the court will make if you are sentenced.

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