California DUIs: Felony in Canada

While most Americans believe traveling in and out of Canada is automatic and easy, this assumption is incorrect. Although most Americans with clean criminal records can do so, a DUI conviction can prevent you from crossing the border. DUI convictions …

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Administrative Per Se Law: Explained

In 1990, California became the 28th state to implement a driver license suspension law for impaired drivers. Also referred to as an “Administrative Per Se” or “on-the-spot” license suspension law, the law requires the DMV to suspend or revoke the …

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How are FUIs Charged?

Flying under the Influence (FUI) can be a more serious crime than drunk driving, and can be charged under federal and/or state law.  In most cases, those convicted of flying under the influence face penalties on both a state and …

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8 Common Alcohol Myths: Debunked

Does one beer really equal one shot of liquor? Although this depends on the proof of both the beer and the vodka, one beer is, in fact, equal to one shot of liquor. If you’d like to do the math …

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Will California Lower B.A.C. limit?

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), alcohol-related accidents kill about 10,000 people in the United States each year. In May 2013, the NTSB released an official statement recommending that states lower the legal limit to .05. The agency …

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New Statutory Language as of January 1, 2014

As of January 2014, California’s Driving under the Influence law has been changed to incorporate drugs into its own category, instead of being included with alcohol in the same category. Former California Vehicle Code 23152 (a) prohibited being under the …

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What Are My Rights at a DUI Checkpoint?

A few months ago, a DUI checkpoint video went viral. In the video, a young man at a Fourth of July DUI checkpoint asserted his rights instead of allowing the officer to abridge his rights as a citizen. While videos …

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DUI & Car Insurance

Being convicted of a DUI can be a difficult experience. In addition to short-term effects like potential jail time, mandatory alcohol classes and probation, you can be paying for a DUI long after your court and legal implications have ended. …

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California DUIs: DUI a Felony in Canada

While most Americans believe traveling in and out of Canada is automatic and easy, this assumption is incorrect. Although most Americans with clean criminal records can do so, a DUI conviction can prevent you from crossing the border. DUI convictions …

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California Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Checkpoints to Avoid This Holiday Season Each holiday season, law enforcement is out in full force- aggressively cracking down on drunk drivers with Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns. This year, local law enforcement will be patrolling the streets …

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