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Costs of a first time DUI

Posted on Aug. 28, 2013 by dchesley

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In the United States, DUIs are the most frequently committed crimes. It is estimated that DUIs account for 32% of all fatal car accidents. Because of the dangers of drunk driving, strict penalties have been put in place for DUI offenders. For a first time DUI you could face jail time, loose your driver’s license,…Continue reading

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What to do When You are Pulled Over for a DUI

Posted on Aug. 23, 2013 by dchesley

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Drinking and driving is a very serious offense that can lead to serious injuries and may even lead to death. You should never drive under the influence of alcohol or any other mind altering substance. The information below is a guideline on what to do if you are pulled over for a DUI, and your…Continue reading

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Felony DUI

Posted on Aug. 20, 2013 by dchesley

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Under California law driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor offense. Unlike in other states, in California blood alcohol level has no impact on how the offense is charged. There are only three factors that can make a DUI a felony instead of a misdemeanor. 4 or more subsequent DUIs within a period of…Continue reading

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Blood Alcohol Content

Posted on Aug. 15, 2013 by dchesley

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In the United States it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) level of 0.08% or higher. For a minor the legal limit is lower at 0.01%. BAC level will be used as evidence to prove that a person was driving while intoxicated. If you are pulled over for a DUI, the…Continue reading

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How to Behave During an Arrest

Posted on Aug. 6, 2013 by dchesley

Today we will talk about a few guidelines to follow if you are being arrested. While these do not cover every situation, they will give you an overview of how to deal with an arrest. Be polite: If you are stopped by a police officer, stay calm, be polite and courteous. If you believe you…Continue reading

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DUI penalties

Posted on Jul. 31, 2013 by dchesley

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In the United States there is a DUI-related fatality every hour, because of this most states have made their laws and penalties regarding DUIs more severe, especially when dealing with repeat offenders. Here we have an overview of the most common penalties you will face when charged with a DUI Fines: Fines for DUI cases…Continue reading

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Criminal Law

Posted on Jul. 10, 2013 by dchesley

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Criminal law is the area of our justice system that relates to behavior that is dangerous to the public, or damaging to society. This behavior labeled as “crime” is punishable by monetary fines, prison or jail sentences, or other means of punishment. What exactly is labeled a crime, and what its corresponding punishment is varies…Continue reading

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