High Blood Alcohol Content

Arrested for a DUI in Santa Barbara, CA?

Penalties associated with a DUI conviction are quite severe. However, even harsher punishments are administered to those convicted of a DUI with a BAC level of 0.15% or more.

At Appel & Morse, we understand what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. As a former deputy district attorney, our Santa Barbara DUI lawyer can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an advantage in the courtroom. Let us fight for the justice you deserve.

BAC Above 0.15%

Being convicted of a DUI with a BAC over .15% includes special allegations, such as mandatory jail time, longer alcohol school, and more rigid probation terms. Unless the special allegations are stricken, an offender must complete a nine-month drinking driver program that costs approximately $1,000 more than the standard three-month program. Additionally, your probation can include alcohol and abstain terms, preventing you from consuming or possessing alcohol or being in any place that serves alcohol.

If your BAC is above 0.30%, however, you may face even more severe penalties. In addition to a lengthy jail sentence, expensive fines, and license revocation, you may have to enroll in AA classes while your case is pending. Probation may include the mandatory installation of an Ignition Interlock device.

Call (805) 467-6060 for Experienced Legal Representation Today

With more than 30 years of combined experience, our Santa Barbara DUI attorneys have helped countless of clients either get their charges reduced or case dismissed entirely. We can investigate your arrest, gather evidence, and determine if the device used to test BAC was properly calibrated before usage. Let us develop an effective and personalized defense strategy just for you.

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