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Don't let the justice system run you over after a DUI

Drunk driving seems like such an ubiquitous charge nowadays, and there's a reason for that. Many states, prosecutors, and district attorneys are pushing back against drunk driving, and this has resulted in people who commit this offense to be pursued and punished in very harsh ways. The penalties associated with drunk driving are already harsh enough, even without bolstered laws or overly-exuberant prosecutors.

DMV suspensions for drunk driving in California

If a driver, during a traffic stop here in California, tests at or above the legal limit for blood alcohol level (0.08 percent for those 21 and over), criminal charges are not the only thing they can be facing. They also will generally face an immediate administrative action from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Study: using marijuana and driving is not as bad as you think

When we talked about DUIs on this blog, usually they are in reference to drunk driving. While this is the easiest way to think about DUIs, it obscures the fact that there are many people out there who get pulled over and arrested on DUI charges because they have been using drugs. In this regard, smoking marijuana and getting behind the wheel of a car has resulted in many people getting arrested for driving under the influence.

Drunk driving and Super Bowl have unfortunate link

The Super Bowl has come and gone, and in its wake there are plenty of talking points and questions (run the football, right?!). As much as Super Bowl Sunday has to do with football, though, there is another aspect of this day that doesn't necessarily get lost in the shuffle so much as it is something that no one really likes to talk about: drunk driving.

Drunk driver will be forced to relive DUI thanks to online video

As we've talked about numerous times on this blog, the penalties associated with a drunk driving charge are very real and very serious. They can change a person's life and make it very difficult for them to recover from the incident. At the same time, there is also an element of embarrassment and ostracization that goes along with a drunk driving charge.

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What happens when you refuse to take a breath test?

Refusing a breath test may seem like a solid strategy for someone who has just been accused of driving under the influence and is now waiting on the side of the road for a police officer to dispense justice. However, refusing a breath test can actually further complicate your legal situation and, in fact, it can lead to more consequences in the future than if you had just consented to the breath test in the first place.

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Woman accused of DUI may have been on medication, police say

A California woman is behind bars following a fatal wreck outside of a church. The woman was arrested for DUI and also on vehicular manslaughter charges. Before being booked, the driver was first transported to the hospital, where she was treated for injuries that she suffered in the wreck.

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How the loss of your license impacts you after a DUI

Let's say that you were just pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol. A police officer lawfully performs the stop and arrests you for the crime after an initial breath test shows that you are over the 0.08 blood alcohol limit. Soon after the arrest, you are informed that your license has been suspended as a result of your DUI offense.

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Get an attorney in the wake of a DUI charge

Every night, there are people in this world who go to a bar or restaurant and have a little too much to drink. They get in their car and drive home, whether they know that they are over the limit or not. Drunk drivers are a danger on the road, there's no arguing that. But not all drunk drivers are dangerous (or bad) people. They simply made a mistake that they will likely pay for in a number of ways.

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Saturation patrol snares numerous people in Bay Area

A saturation patrol was performed last weekend in the Bay Area, leading to a number of vehicles being stopped and a couple of people receiving drunk driving charges. Four police departments coordinated on the patrol, performing it last Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. and going until 2 a.m. the following morning. Seven other people had to perform field sobriety tests.

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