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Prison Sentencing

A person who has been convicted of a DUI charge may face a substantial jail sentence. Prison time is often a basic part of sentencing when a person has been convicted multiple times of DUI charges or has somehow injured someone else because of their intoxicated driving. Specifically, any felony-grade DUI charges may include mandatory prison sentences.

To discuss your case with an experienced and compassionate advocate, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black at 919-600-4609 today.

How Do Judges Decide Sentencing?

A DUI charge can carry multiple penalties for those convicted. These individuals may be forced to pay substantial fees and may face restrictions or special requirements attached to their license. In the most serious cases, a person can face a prison sentence as a part of their DUI punishments. These individuals can see a varied prison sentence according to the following factors:

  • Injuries caused by a DUI accident
  • Property damage caused by a DUI accident
  • The driver’s level of intoxication
  • The attitude of the judge
  • The past record of the accused
  • If children were present at the time of the arrest

These factors can potentially increase a person’s jail sentencing dramatically. However, a defense attorney may be able to negotiate for other punishments such as probation or fines.

Contact Us

If you are currently facing a DUI charge, it is important that you work closely with an attorney who can help to ensure that your rights are adequately protected. For more information regarding your legal rights as a defendant, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black today by calling 919-600-4609.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

The Law Office of Jim Black

5 West Hargett Street #310
Raleigh, NC 27601

Phone: (919) 600-4609
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