After decades of safety education, tougher laws and police crackdowns, California drivers are more aware of the dangers of drunk driving. Statistics show that fatal traffic accidents are less common than they used to be, and researchers agree that one reason is that people are less likely to drive drunk than they used to be. However, DUI arrests continue to be among the most common sources of criminal charges in California courts.
If you are a passionate person, you may find that certain situations overwhelm you with emotions, sometimes good and sometimes bad. This is not always a negative thing because that passion motivates you to accomplish your goals, to stand up for your beliefs and to defend yourself when you are right.
California imposes many penalties on people who are tried and convicted of drunk driving, including fines and possible jail time. Some of the penalties begin immediately after arrest, before the person has had a trial, and these can wreak havoc on a person's life.
When California began allowing legal marijuana sales for recreation use a little more than a year ago, some advocates for the change said legalization would eliminate the need for a criminal marijuana underground. So far, it appears that this has not been the case.