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March 2015 Archives

Conviction on DUI charge sends teen driver to jail for 11 years

Driving under the influence of alcohol in California can have devastating consequences. While the legal blood alcohol limit for adult drivers is .08 percent, drivers under the age of 21 may be arrested if their blood alcohol levels are .01 percent or higher. Those under 18 may not operate a vehicle with any alcohol present in their systems, meaning any BAC level above .00 percent is illegal. Young drivers who are arrested may have many questions about how to defend a DUI charge and what the potential consequences of a conviction could be.

Fatal California head-on collision leads to DUI charge

When a California driver is suspected of driving while intoxicated, he or she may be concerned about the consequences and the impact potential charges could have on his or her personal and professional life. If a suspected drunk driver caused an accident that led to the death of another person, he or she might face more than a DUI charge. The services of an experienced DUI defense attorney may be beneficial.

Vehicle theft and DUI charge follow driver stealing police car

A California man who was recently booked into a Riverside County jail will likely be considering his options for defending himself against the charges he now faces. In addition to a DUI charge, he also allegedly resisted arrest and stole a vehicle belonging to the California Highway Patrol. The 25-year-old driver could face jail time, fines and driver's license suspension if convicted.

Driver pleads not guilty to DUI charge and child endangerment

If caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California, the consequences can be devastating. If convicted, penalties may include license suspension, community service, fines and even incarceration. If there were underage children in the vehicle at the time of a DUI arrest, prosecutors may add child endangerment charges to the DUI charge that can result in additional jail time.

Why is probable cause important when defending a DWI charge?

When a California driver is facing a DWI charge, the potential impact of the charges and a potential conviction are clear. For that and other reasons, any person facing criminal charges retains the right to defend themselves in a criminal courtroom. When defending a DWI charge, probable cause forms an important part of the case, though many people are not quite sure what that means.