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Checking the Status of Your Driver’s License After a DUI

March 31, 2020
There are three options for checking to see if your license is suspended. In California, if you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), then the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue a notice that your license will be suspended unless you contest the suspension at a hearing. Additionally, if you…
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Alternatives to Jail Time for a California DUI

March 29, 2020
From community service to agreeing to electronic monitoring, there are a number of alternatives to going to jail for a DUI. In California, if you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI), you may be sentenced to a period of time in jail. Even for a first-time offense, the court has…
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Should You Plead No Contest to a California DUI Charge?

March 26, 2020
There are advantages and disadvantages to this type of plea. Under California law, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs is a criminal offense. Punishment for this crime depends on the severity of the offense, as well as whether you have a history of alcohol-related driving convictions within the past 10 years (the…
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How Many Americans Drive Drunk or High Each Year?

March 24, 2020
A new report from the CDC sheds light on the problem. Many Americans have grown up hearing the message that driving under the influence is dangerous — and should never be done. Yet despite these campaigns, the rate of impaired driving hasn’t seemed to slow down. According to a new report from the Centers for…
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