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Ignition interlock device to be mandatory for DUI offenders

Tougher legislation has been hitting DUI offenders nationwide. Since criminal law is handled at the state and county level, this is a trend that has been gaining in popularity all over the country and California. California in particular has been the most recent state to join the majority of states that require drivers convicted of DUI or drunk driving to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. Now it seems that it is even more impactful than ever for those accused of DUI to examine the legal options before them.

Drunk driving charges have different levels of severity

We have all heard of a friend or family member getting pulled over after having one too many alcoholic beverages. Maybe you have found yourself accused of doing this. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding an arrest, and any specific things that happened before or leading up the alleged drunk driving incident, can affect the severity of the charge and/or the potential punishment that may be dealt upon conviction.

Drunk driving arrests trending fewer in bay area

Recent reports have shown that drunk driving arrests have trended down in the last two years in the San Francisco bay area. What would cause a decline in nearly 2,400 arrests in a two-year span? At first, authorities and the city were scratching their head. Then they realized the factor introduced that could have impacted the result of fewer drunk driving arrests.

Don't face felony DUI charges alone

Everyone stops out for a drink after work, right? This isn't exactly true, although many do indulge in spirits after work hours. How a person gets home after enjoying a few drinks is important. It is illegal to get behind the wheel when one is intoxicated beyond the legal limits.

DUI checkpoint announced by California Highway Patrol

Did you know that you can be randomly stopped, assessed and even searched at designated areas during special checkpoints by licensed officers? It's true. California law allows for DUI checkpoints to be set up and orchestrated on Alameda county roads. The intention of the DUI checkpoint is to deter or catch intoxicated drivers.

What factors can contribute to a charge of felony DUI?

If you or a loved on has been pulled over and arrested on charges related to intoxicated driving, there are many questions the accused and family will have about what's happening. A person can be arrested and charged with DUI, or a drunk driving related offense, and there are different severity levels when it comes to DUI. Rather, one-size DUI does not fit all. The highest level of DUI-related charge one could be facing is felony DUI.

License reinstatement process after DUI in California

If you or a loved one has been convicted of DUI and you are thinking of reinstating your driver's license, there are a few things to know. The entire experience of being charged with DUI to the sentencing, if convicted, can be pretty stressful. However, for many, license reinstatement is possible after having it revoked or suspended after DUI conviction. California law dictates this process and may apply differently to differing situations.

DUI charges for Hayward man who crashed into parked cars

Everyone makes mistakes. However, when a person's blunders encroach on public safety, one can have a run-in with the law. This is exactly what appears to have happened to a local man after he allegedly ran his vehicle into some parked cars. He is now facing DUI charges in relation to what reportedly transpired that day.

East Bay area police ready for DUIs on Cinco de Mayo

It is one of the year's most joyous celebrations: Cinco de Mayo. The annual gala takes place this Saturday, with parties, music, dancing and more scheduled to take place across the East Bay from morning until well into the night. Of course, Mexican beers, margaritas and other alcoholic beverages will be part of the celebrations, which means that law enforcement agencies across California will be on the lookout for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

California man faces drunk driving charges

A man who has been accused of causing the death of one of his sons is facing serious charges, according to local sources. The California man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a car accident on Feb. 25 that resulted in the death of one of his sons and the serious injury of a second. If he is found guilty, he could face years in prison. 

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