Have you been charged with a DUI in California & Live out of State?
Out of state drivers who have been arrested and charged for a DUI in Orange County face the same legal penalties as a driver licensed by the State of California. Read More →
Being convicted of a DUI can result in the following sentencing terms: jail time, work release, community service, electronic monitoring, alcohol monitoring, monetary fines, alcohol programs, license suspension, and probation. Read More →
In a typical DUI arrest, the peace officer confiscates the arrestee’s California driver’s license and issues the person a pink sheet of paper. This pink sheet of paper informs the licensee of the order of suspension and the right to an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing. Read More →
A typical DUI case begins with a traffic enforcement action by a peace officer. The peace officer observes signs of intoxication (even just mild signs), and arrests the suspect for DUI. The suspect is usually taken back to the police station where he/she is given the choice between a breath or a blood test. Read More →
As of January 1, 2009, a new law went in to affect, Vehicle Code Section 23154(a), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol While on Probation for Prior DUI. The statute reads:
It is unlawful for a person who is on probation for a violation of Section 23152 or 23153 to operate a motor vehicle at any time with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater, as measured by a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test.
Blood Tests: There are many defenses that can be utilized to challenge blood alcohol results. Blood tests are typically more accurate than breath tests; thus, they are usually challenged less often. First, when a laboratory tests the blood sample for blood alcohol content, Read More →