Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Speed Enhancement for DUI Charges in California

California imposes additional penalties on those convicted of DUI charges if some aggravated circumstances exist. Among those are when an individual is caught speeding at a high rate at the time he is stopped by the police. The Speed Enhancement as it is known carries an additional jail sentence of 60 days over and above what the original DUI sentence is. According to one Santa Clarita Speeding Ticket and DUI Attorney the law does require that the speeding be done in a manner that constitutes reckless driving notwithstanding the speed traveled. In other words, the conduct has to endanger others by the way the car is driven such as weaving in and out of traffic or speeding on a roadway with many pedestrians.