Alcohol can be both a friend and an enemy to any user. It can be used as a means of relaxation at the end of a work day or for enjoying time with friends and family. However, there are many people that either grow an addiction to that drink, or just choose to drink too much and yet still choose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle. When a person is under the influence of alcohol and they chose to drive, they are not only violating the law, but they are putting both themselves and other people at risk of danger.
Antonio Candelaria, 50, from New Mexico was arrested again this week for a DUI and yet this time he had to call the police on himself. He was on his motorcycle at his home when he was trying to leave the house and his foot got caught in the bike, and decided he needed to call the police for help. They tested his blood alcohol concentration and the tests came back to show that he was twice over the legal limit at .16. According to the police report, Candelaria has been arrested with many DWI and has been convicted on multiple occasions as well.
Facing charges of multiple DUI’s places an individual at risk of a much more severe punishment with the law if convicted. In California, the severity of the penalties increases with the number of charges you have previously received. For example a person convicted of a 2nd DUI offense may be looking at 90 days to 1 year in jail, whereas a 4th offense charge could be facing 180 days to 16 months in jail and much higher fines owed to the court. If you or someone you know has been accused of a DUI charge, whether it is your first or fifth offense, hiring an experienced DUI attorney is essential. Contact The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today to discuss your case.