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What Are the DUI Laws in California?

Alcoholic beverages can impair a person’s ability to drive and other functions. For this reason, driving under the influence of alcohol is against the law. Every state across the nation has different laws regarding DUIs, but every state outlaws impaired driving. In California, a DUI can either be a misdemeanor or a felony conviction, depending […]

How to Find a Good DUI Lawyer

A police officer arrested you for driving under the influence. You certainly regret the situation, but that will not keep you from facing severe penalties. To mitigate consequences as much as possible, you need to learn how to find a good DUI lawyer to represent you in your case. An experienced and reputable DUI lawyer […]

Which of the Following Penalties Can Be Imposed on You if You Get a DUI?

Driving under the influence is a hazardous, illegal activity. Yet, thousands of Americans get caught driving drunk every year. A drunk driving arrest can mark a difficult time in one’s life, but this hardship does not exclude you from living life normally. If the police have caught you drunk driving and charged you with driving […]

How to Fight A DUI Without A Lawyer?

Criminal DUI means driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Many people arrested for this offense wonder about the best way to defend themselves without hiring a defense attorney. This is never wise, as unrepresented DUI defendants regularly receive avoidable convictions and overly harsh penalties. If you are currently facing a […]

Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol (DUI) Overview

DUI stands for driving under the influence of alcohol, and this is a criminal offense because alcohol can significantly impair a driver’s ability to operate their vehicle safely. First, alcohol can cause various physical symptoms, including blurred vision and impaired muscle coordination. A driver under the influence may also experience drowsiness, dizziness, an inability to […]

​What Are the Penalties for Minors Convicted of DUI?

DUI regulations for underage drivers are higher than for drivers of legal drinking age. While the adult limit is 0.08 percent BAC, for anyone under 21, the limit is 0.05 percent BAC. If a California driver is caught with a BAC over the legal limit, they can face fines, mandatory attendance in an alcohol education […]

​What to Expect at a DMV Hearing?

Police officers arrest thousands of drivers each year for driving under the influence of alcohol—or DUI. When the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) subsequently takes discretionary action to limit an individual’s driving privileges, the driver may request a prompt hearing. During a DMV hearing, the driver can review the DMV’s evidence against them and […]

​What Is the DUI Diversion Program?​

In California, police officers arrest thousands of drivers each year for driving under the influence—or DUI. A small percentage of these charges are felonies, while the vast majority are misdemeanors. Misdemeanor charges may still carry significant penalties upon conviction. Moreover, when drivers have any criminal conviction on their record—whether felony or misdemeanor—they may experience various […]

​What Are Field Sobriety Tests?

A field sobriety test is a set of tasks a police officer has a suspected drunk driver perform in order to indicate signs of drunk driving. Police officers arrest thousands of people for DUI every year in California. When an officer makes an arrest, they may ask the driver to do a field sobriety test—usually […]

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