Reports of drunk driving arrests are something you may hear about frequently. Politicians, celebrities, even police officers may make headlines when arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. However, without planning ahead, just about anyone who enjoys an adult beverage has the potential for making the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Overall, law enforcement is zealous about preventing drunk driving. They see many tragic accidents that result from impairment. California, along with many other states, continues to re-evaluate its drunk driving laws and toughen its penalties. What you may not realize is that there are already factors that can enhance the penalties you may face if a court convicts you.