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California DUI Law

Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is operating a road vehicle after having consumed alcohol beyond legal limits or taking other drugs to the point of being impaired. Being legally intoxicated while operating a vehicle will get you charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The threshold is typically with a breath, blood or urine test, where a blood alcohol level exceeds 0.08%. DUI is classified as a criminal charge and can be a misdemeanor or felony.

California DUI Legal Issues:

Penalties for a DUI vary state to state. However, if law enforcement stops you and takes samples of your blood alcohol level and you refuse to submit to the test, your drivers license will be suspended even if you are not guilty. In California, the reporting period for all DUI offenses are now 10 years, including insurance companies. Insurance companies examine your records and determine your eligibility for a good drivers discount. Drivers with DUI violations that occurred within 10 years are not entitled to receive discounts. Potential consequences of a DUI charge depends on the following factors:

  • First offense penalties include a fine, community service, possible jail time, license restriction or mandatory attendance at an educational program.
  • Second offense or multiple offense penalties are jail time, a longer alcohol/drug educational program and impounding of your car.
  • DUI criminal penalties involving an accident where property or people are injured include jail time, fines, parole/probation, mandatory classes and/or community service.

What a Lawyer can do for you:

DUI charges are serious. If you are charged with a DUI or drunk driving charge, you should seek the help of a DUI criminal defense lawyer. You may lose your drivers license, be placed in jail and be faced with lots of fees. Insurance rates will increase and your conviction will show up and stay on your criminal record, which could impact your future employment opportunities. A DUI criminal defense lawyer focuses on your case and makes a difference in the outcome of your charge.

Lawyer Referral Service:

It is important to choose a defense lawyer who is dedicated to defending your DUI offense. DUI criminal defense lawyers know the consequences of drunk driving and can help you save your drivers' license and even dismiss your DUI charge. Please call one of our criminal defense lawyers to get the help you need.

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