If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs and are in an accident in the State of California, and then leave the scene of the accident, you will likely face serious penalties. You will face a driving while intoxicated (DUI) charge as well as a hit-and-run charge. When the two charges of a…

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The push to legalize cannabis and marijuana continues throughout the United States. However, the State of California still has strict rules regarding driving under the influence of any substance that would impair a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. While marijuana use has been decriminalized in California, marijuana impairment while driving is still against…

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If you are stopped for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), law enforcement police officers have a strict set of guidelines and regulations that they must follow in response to that DUI stop. The police officer must detail and document every step of the process in order for their DUI charge to…

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Not everyone’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) will be the same after the same number of alcoholic drinks. There are several factors that can affect your blood alcohol concentration levels, and thus determine if you are driving under the influence of alcohol. How Quickly You Drink Alcohol The quicker a person drinks alcoholic drinks in succession…

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Reckless driving may sound just like a description of someone’s negligent behavior behind the wheel, however, reckless driving is an actual criminal offense in California that can result in serious consequences. Learn more about how reckless driving is determined and what your options are if you have been arrested or charged with reckless driving. What…

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If you were arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, you may be facing severe penalties if convicted. Oftentimes, a person who was charged with DUI feels as if there is no possibility or hope of reducing or eliminating the impending sentence against them. However, some options, like drug or alcohol…

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If you arrive at a DUI checkpoint or you have been stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a police officer will typically request that you submit to a portable breath test (PAS test). These breathalyzer tests determine the blood alcohol concentration level of alcohol in your system. The legal blood alcohol…

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Receiving a DUI (driving while under the influence) can be an embarrassing and stressful time. The State of California allows misdemeanor DUIs to be expunged from your criminal record completely, and a felony DUI to be reduced to a misdemeanor, as long as you are able to complete some very specific requirements. What is Expungement?…

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Most people in California who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are arrested and charged with violations of Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b). However, an intoxicated driver can also be charged with violations of Vehicle Codes 23152(c) through (e). There are seven types of DUIs that can be charged in the state…

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California Senate Bill 215 (SB 215) allowed for the passage of Penal Code 1001.82 which allows some people with mental disorders to receive mental health treatment when charged with a criminal offense. This California program, which went into effect on June 27, 2018, is known as “mental health diversion.” How Does the Mental Health Diversion…

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