What does Enhancements mean?

Drunk driving sentence enhancements may be allowed for a variety of legal reasons which are outlined under each state's DUI laws. If the court decides to enhance a driver's DUI penalties the driver can expect to pay higher fines, serve a longer license suspension or spend more time in jail.

Common reasons a driver may have their DUI penalties enhanced include prior DUI convictions, high blood alcohol concentration levels, refusals to take a chemical test after a DUI arrest, or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a minor in the car. Some states enhance DUI penalties even more if the driver is operating their car with a child under the age of 14 in the car. Additionally, a driver may have their DUI penalties enhanced if they cause bodily injury to another person or they damage another person's property. Other common reasons for a DUI enhancement include driving without a valid driver's license, being on probation for another crime, or operating their car with an open container of alcohol.

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Drunk Driving Law Attorneys near Ashburn VA

Ervin Kibria PLLC

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500 N. Washington Street, Ste. 203
Alexandria, VA 22314

Steve Duckett Attorney at Law

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10605 Judicial Drive Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22030

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