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Bay Area Driver Facing Nine Criminal Charges After Fatal DUI Accident

A 24-year-old East Bay man is facing nine separate criminal charges after he allegedly caused a fatal accident that killed a mother and her daughter. According to officers from the Concord Police ...
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DUI Convictions Carry Non-Criminal Penalties

In the face of DUI (driving under the influence) charges, your first concern may be facing time in jail and other criminal penalties. While imprisonment and a criminal conviction on your record are ...
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Woman Faces Life Sentence for Third Felony DUI Conviction

A Texas woman is facing life in prison after a state appeals court affirmed the 2012 sentence imposed under the state's habitual offender provisions, for a third felony drunk driving conviction. ...
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Studies Focus on Repeat DUI Offenders

Throughout the past several years, a number of organizations and government agencies have focused heavily on the issue of driving under the influence (DUI). As part of this focus, many safety ...
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Using Yeast to Lower Your Blood Alcohol Level: Another Urban Legend?

If you drink at all, you have probably noticed that you can take certain steps to influence how intoxicated you feel and whether you have a hangover the next day. Drinking water, getting enough to ...
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Is There Such a Thing as Attempted DUI?

With other crimes, like murder, assault and fraud, a person can be arrested, charged and even convicted for an attempt to commit the offense – even if the intended act does not come to fruition. ...
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Is Buzzed Driving Illegal?

When it comes to mixing alcohol and driving, how much is too much? A number of public service announcements recently have been pushing the message that "Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving" but ...
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An Overview of Field Sobriety Testing

Field Sobriety Tests (FST) are used by law enforcement to identify drunk drivers. During a DUI investigation, police may ask you to follow a set of simple instructions, such as standing on one leg or ...
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Orange County Sheriff's Department Conducts DUI Saturation Patrol, Arrest Nine

Saturation patrols have become an increasingly common tactic used by law enforcement agencies looking to crack down on drunk and impaired driving. In Orange County, a number of local agencies often ...
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Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

You may have heard about any of a number of field sobriety tests that may be conducted by a law enforcement officer on a driver he or she has just pulled over for suspected drunk driving. While there ...
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The Financial Impact of a DUI Conviction

In addition to facing jail time and losing your driver's license, you may face lasting financial consequences if you are convicted of DUI (driving under the influence). You may face fines, court ...
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Is "Slurred Speech" Real DUI Evidence?

Like any criminal conviction, DUIs need evidence. When an officer pulls you over, he /she must have valid evidence that you committed a crime, even if that crime was rolling through a stop sign or ...
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Feds Try to Determine When Drivers are Too High to Drive

With recreational marijuana now legal in Washington and Colorado, law enforcement agencies and lawmakers across the country are looking closely at how police in these states are enforcing marijuana ...
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Sucking on a Penny and Other Breathalyzer "Cheats" Exposed

You may have heard claims that chewing gum, sucking on a penny, eating a breath mint or chugging water can help you effectively "cheat" a Breathalyzer test. Unfortunately for anyone who was ...
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4 California Cities Make List of Top 10 U.S. Cities with Most DUI-Related Fatalities

According to a recent analysis of alcohol-related traffic accidents in the United States, 4 California cities made the list of the top 10 cities with the highest number of drunk driving fatalities per ...
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Convicted of DUI? Here's What You Need To Know About DUI School.

Anyone convicted of driving under the influence in the state of California must attend mandatory alcohol rehabilitation classes, often referred to as "DUI school." The length of time DUI ...
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National Traffic Safety Board Continues Push for Lower DUI Limit

The past several decades have seen a significant shift in how law enforcement agencies and the general public view driving under the influence (DUI). Today, numerous organizations, lawmakers, and ...
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Critical Differences Between Drugged Driving & Drunk Driving

DUI laws in California prohibit drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or the combination of both substances. This includes prescription medications, such as Xanax and Valium. By ...
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Can Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Increase One's Risk of DUI?

An increasingly popular trend, particularly among young adults, is to mix alcohol with energy drinks. The combination of alcohol, caffeine and other stimulants like ginseng or taurine can create a ...
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Poor Driving Causes Entirely Unrelated to DUI

While some may be quick to assume that poor driving (swerving, speeding, rolling through stop signs) are indications of intoxication or a driver who is under the influence of drugs, this is not always ...
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What the DUI Prosecutor Doesn't Want You to Know

If you were arrested for drunk driving, you probably feel hopeless. Remember this: you can challenge DUI charges. You don't have to plead guilty; a skilled defense lawyer can fight for your ...
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More Delays in Beiber's DUI Case

Justin Bieber's lawyers need more time, they say, and Florida prosecutors agree. The matter has been reset for August 5 to accommodate the prosecution and defense as they work out a plea deal. ...
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Orange County Authorities Arrest More Than 200 Motorists for DUI Over Fourth of July Weekend

We've been covering the increased efforts of authorities to enforce driving under the influence ( DUI ) laws over the Fourth of July Holiday, and we've shared just how far they went to step up ...
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DUI: To Plea or Not to Plea? That is the Question.

If you have been arrested for and charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ), one of the most important issues you will face is whether to fight your charges or accept a plea bargain. Though the ...
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Murder Charges for a Fatal DUI Accident

It may seem extreme, but there are certain scenarios where a person who is accused of causing a fatal drunk driving accident may face murder charges. This happened to a Southern California man last ...
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