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Am I Required to Take a DUI Test if I Haven't Been Drinking?

If you have a valid driver's license in California, then you must submit to what is called the implied consent law. This law means that if law enforcement has legally pulled your car over and has ...
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Days of Our Lives Actor Freddie Smith Charged for Injury-Causing DUI

Soap opera star Freddie Smith has been formally charged for driving under the influence (DUI) and felony vehicular assault. His charges stem from an incident on October 7 th in Ashtabula County, Ohio ...
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Commercial Drivers Face Stiffer DUI Penalties

Most drivers in the state of California are prohibited from driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level greater than.08. Any BAC greater than.08 will signal to law enforcement that a driver is ...
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Cycling Under the Influence Can Lead to a DUI

While it may seem a lot less harmful then getting behind the wheel of a car after drinking, riding a bicycle when under the influence is considered a crime in California. Bicycles are not technically ...
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When Is My DUI a Felony?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of California. Usually, the first, second, or third time that a driver is convicted of ...
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DUI Myths: Drinking Coffee Will Sober You Up

One of the most common and well-spouted claims regarding drinking and driving is that a stiff cup of coffee can sober a person up enough to get behind the wheel of a car. While coffee may make a ...
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What Does Informal Probation in a DUI Conviction Mean?

One of the ways that a California driver convicted of driving under the influence can avoid jail time is if they agree to participate in probation. Probation means that they must follow rules and ...
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DUI Program Lengths

After a person has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), they will often be required to complete a DUI program in order for the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to reinstate their ...
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How Mouthwash Can Throw Off a Breath Test

After a person has been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, a police officer may ask for the driver to take a breath test. A person can refuse a breath test to avoid completely ...
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Women May Be More Affected By Alcohol Than Men

Recent studies have declared binge drinking as one of the most underrated health concerns for women in the United States. A woman that is binge drinking is consuming four or more alcoholic beverages ...
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Will Ignition Interlock Devices End Drunk Driving?

Recent legislation has been sweeping the nation over the use of ignition interlock devices (IIDs). Officials have been pushing for a new rule that would require anyone convicted of a first-offense DUI ...
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What to Say to Police When Pulled Over for DUI

One thing that you may not realize when you are arrested for driving under the influence is that you have the right to remain silent and request a lawyer. Especially when a person has been drinking, ...
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Breathalyzer Apps May Not Be Effective

One of the biggest concerns that a person faces when they are out drinking is determining if it is safe for them to get behind the wheel of a car. Blood alcohol levels can vary depending on what a ...
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How Can a DUI Affect My Job?

One of the less well-publicized consequences of a DUI arrest is the potential implications it can have on your career. A first time DUI conviction in California, without aggravating circumstances, can ...
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NY Woman Kicks Trooper in Face with High-Heeled Shoes, Charged for DWI

A New York woman has been charged for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), assault on a police officer, and several other offenses after an altercation broke out during her arrest. In what's made ...
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Several Fatal Accidents Claim Lives in Orange County Over Halloween Weekend

Halloween weekend proved to be a dangerous and tragic night for several families in Orange County. According to OC law enforcement officials, a number fatal accidents occurred over the weekend: One of ...
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Orange County Law Enforcement to Crack Down on DUIs During Halloween Weekend

Halloween is a popular holiday among children and adults, with many of the adult festivities involving alcohol. Because of this, Halloween sees a significant increase in alcohol-related accidents, ...
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What is the Watson Advisement?

For Southern California drivers, the future consequences of a DUI conviction can be made worse when a driver is made to sign the Watson Advisement following a DUI arrest. The Watson Advisement is the ...
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Telling Parents About a DUI Arrest

Being arrested for DUI can be difficult for anyone, but for those who rely on their parents for financial and emotional support, this can be devastating. Some college students may not only face ...
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What Happens If I Forget to Attend My First DUI Court Date?

When a person who has been arrested for driving under the influence in California misses their court date, they may be face serious consequences. The first court date in a DUI case is called the ...
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Defenses for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

While using marijuana for medical purposes may be legal in California, a person found driving under the influence of marijuana may be subjected to the same penalties that they would have if they were ...
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Utah School Bus Driver Arrested for Medication DUI

A school bus driver in Utah was recently arrested for driving under the influence at around 8 a.m. on a Monday morning after multiple reports were called into local law enforcement about the woman ...
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Field Sobriety Tests: What to Expect

One of the ways that a police officer will determine a person's level of intoxication is by asking a suspected drunk driver to perform a field sobriety test. The officer has likely already ...
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What is Blood Alcohol Content?

Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is a measurement of alcohol intoxication used for legal and medical purposes. BAC determines the ratio of alcohol to blood in a person's body. For example, a BAC ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Underage DUI in California

As per California law, anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited from consuming alcohol and is in violation of the law whenever they do so. If an underage driver has consumed alcohol and gets behind ...
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