Factors That May Mitigate Your DUI Charges and Penalties

Two people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) may not receive the same penalties even if the court convicts both of them. Mitigating and aggravating circumstances exist that determine the charges and penalties each DUI suspect gets. Below are some of the mitigating factors that may help your DUI case.

Good Driving Conduct

The court may consider your behavior behind the wheel before your arrest. Good behavior may earn you a favorable view from the court, and the reverse is also true. For example, you may enjoy reduced penalties if you have generally obeyed the speed limit, stopped at the trafficked lights, and avoided weaving in and out of lanes. However, dangerous driving tactics in your past may attract higher penalties.

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Beyond Incarceration: Other Ways a DUI Can Affect Your Life

For many people, the risk of incarceration is the worst consequence of a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. While prison time does sound horrible, other consequences of a DUI conviction exist whether you serve time or not. The following are some of these consequences.

Finances

A DUI conviction can have a terrible effect on your finances. According to some estimates, you will spend not less than $18,030 on your first DUI conviction, and the amount has no way to go but up for your subsequent convictions. The amount seems high because:

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