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Alcohol and Driving

Alcohol is a depressant. No, that doesn’t mean that drinking will make you melancholy. Although we’ve all seen our share of maudlin, melancholy drunks, alcohol can also make people hyper, giddy and excited. Read more...

   

Drugs and Driving

According to California state statutes on impaired driving, you can be convicted of California DUI even if you haven't had a single drink. Driving under the influence of drugs is just as illegal as drinking and driving. Read more...

 

DUI/DWI Basics

Everyone knows that drinking and driving is dangerous-and that it's against the law. How do you know when you've had too much to drink, and what happens if you make the wrong choice? In California, you are violating the law if you drive under either of the following conditions. Read more...

   

DWI Attorney Directory

California is tough on DWI cases. DWI attorneys are trained to assist you at every step during this confusing and scary time. If you have been arrested for DWI, California has many experienced attorneys ready and waiting to help you with your case. Don’t give up your best weapon-a professional defense delivered by an experienced California DWI lawyer. Select a city below to find a DWI attorney in your area. Read more...

 

DWI Attorneys

If you've been arrested on a California DUI charge, you need to find a DUI lawyer. Remember, your best defense against a California DUI charge is not to drink and drive at all. However, failing that, your second best defense is a good DUI attorney. A California DUI attorney can help defend you against the charges against you, especially if you feel that you have been charged for DUI unfairly. A California DUI is a serious charge, and you'll need the specialized help and advice that only a legal professional can provide. Read more...

  

DWI Costs

As you can see from the section on penalties above, the costs of a California DUI are nothing to sneeze at! Fines start at $390 for a first offense. However, fines are just the beginning of what you'll have to pay. Read more...

   

DWI Laws

How do you know when you've had enough to drink? That can be a more difficult question than it seems at first. You may think you know when you've had enough. But do you? In California, it's illegal to operate a vehicle if any one of the following conditions is true. Read more...

   

DWI Penalties

Penalties for a California DUI are steep enough to make "normal life" seem like a distant memory, even if it's only your first offense. For example, consider the following: if it's your first time being convicted of a DUI, you can expect. Read more...

   

DWI Statistics

Drunk driving is a real problem with tragically real consequences. People have been drinking since the first fermented beverage was brewed over 6,000 years ago. Read more...

   

Implied Consent

In California, whenever you sign for your driver’s license, you are effectively consenting to be tested for alcohol or drugs if the police request it. What happens if you refuse the test? Well, you’ll be charged with violating the informed consent law and will still be charged with California DUI, your license will be suspended for longer than it would be on a first offense DUI, and you’ll face harsher penalties if you do get convicted of California DUI. Read more...

   

Reduce Texas DWI Charges and Fines

In California, the vehicle code clearly states that taking a defensive driving class cannot be grounds for reducing fines in a DUI case. However, in some cases prosecutors may accept a plea bargain from DUI to reckless driving. In those circumstances, a California defensive driving class could be ordered at the judge's discretion. Read more...

   

Sobriety Tests

In California, there are several types of sobriety tests that can be administered to help officers figure out if you are DUI or not. When the police initially stop you, they are likely to use either field sobriety tests, passive alcohol sensors or both to try to determine if you've been drinking and the degree of your impairment. Read more...

 

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