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California Vehicle Code 23572 | DUI with a Minor in the Car

Posted in California Law,DUI on June 13, 2024

If you are charged with violating California Vehicle Code 23572 DUI with a Minor in the Car, the penalties can be significant. It is essential that you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can defend you against severe penalties and a criminal conviction that can affect you for years to come. What Is…

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California Vehicle Code 23221-23229 | Open Container Laws

Posted in California Law,DUI on June 11, 2024

California makes it illegal in many situations to drive with open containers of alcohol in a vehicle or to consume an alcoholic beverage while driving. These laws make it illegal to have a bottle, can, or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage open or with a seal broken while driving. Let’s review these rules further….

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California Vehicle Code 23154 | DUI While on Probation for a Prior DUI

Posted in California Law,DUI on June 10, 2024

If you were recently convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), you may have been placed on DUI probation. This form of probation is unique and involves many additional restrictions that are not present in other forms of probation. If you have even one alcoholic beverage and then drive, you can be arrested and convicted…

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California Vehicle Code 23153 | DUI Causing Injury

Posted in California Law,DUI on June 7, 2024

While a first, second, or third DUI offense in California is typically a misdemeanor, a DUI causing injury can result in felony charges being lodged against you. Don’t put your freedom in jeopardy. Contact the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, APC to protect your legal rights. What Is California…

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California Vehicle Code 23152 | Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

Posted in California Law,DUI on June 4, 2024

California Vehicle Code 23152 is the state’s primary DUI law that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A conviction for this crime can result in incarceration, fines, and collateral consequences that can affect your life for years to come. If you have been charged with DUI in California, contact an experienced Riverside…

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What Happens if you Get a DUI With a Child in the Car?

Posted in Drunk Driving,DUI on February 19, 2022

Facing drunk driving charges can be challenging. But if you have been accused of driving under the influence with a child in the car, the charges against you are far more severe than you might have thought. In 2022 there were 6,385 motor vehicle crashes nationwide that involved driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs…

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Can You Refuse A Breathalyzer Test In California?

Posted in DUI on December 28, 2020

If a police officer pulls somebody over because they suspect alcohol impairment, there are likely various steps that the law enforcement official will ask the alleged drunk driver to go through. In general, this will include being asked to step out of the vehicle and participate in various field sobriety tests. This could also include…

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Can You Still Be Arrested With BAC Below .08?

Posted in Criminal Defense,Drunk Driving,DUI on January 27, 2020

Most people understand that there are fairly stringent laws concerning alcohol, particularly when it comes to driving. Nobody is allowed to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% or above. At this level, a person is considered to be intoxicated, though the amount of drinks it takes for a person to reach…

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9 Other Ways You Can Get A DUI In California

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on December 20, 2019

When most people hear about DUI charges, they think about someone driving a traditional passenger vehicle. This includes cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles. In California, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08%. Get caught driving at or above that limit, and you can face serious legal consequences. Aside from the legal ramifications…

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DUI for Prescription Drug Defense

Posted in Criminal Defense,DUI on November 22, 2019

When most people think of impaired driving, they think of alcohol impairment. However, being impaired behind the wheel not only includes alcohol. It also includes illegal and prescription drugs. Yes, even drugs that are legally prescribed by a doctor and filled at a licensed pharmacy can impair you to the point where you cannot drive….

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