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What You Need to Know Prior to Attending DUI Driving School

Were you convicted of driving under the influence, or DUI, in California? Well, the state requires you to attend driving school. The driving school, commonly called an alcohol rehabilitation course, is for anyone convicted of being under the influence...

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The Non-criminal Penalties for a DUI Conviction

California Vehicle Code 23152 outlines the tough penalties associated with driving under the influence convictions. The criminal penalties include probation, jail time and fines. However, there are hidden non-criminal penalties you may not realize until...

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The National Traffic Safety Wants States to Lower the DUI Legal Limit

The current blood alcohol concentration limit in California and in most states is 0.08 percent for a driver 21 years or older. Now the National Traffic Safety Board, or NTSB, wants states—including California—to lower the legal limit. In fact, the NTSB...

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The Cost of a DUI Conviction

A driving under the influence, or DUI, conviction in California comes with a lot of tough penalties. Depending on the severity of your case, you could lose your freedom by going to jail. You lose your driving privileges. Since driving in California is a...

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Non-Standard Sobriety Tests Cannot be Trusted

You have probably heard about the standard field sobriety tests used to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol. Have you heard about the non-standard field sobriety tests? These non-standard tests are also used to determine whether a...

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Have You Smoked Marijuana Recently?

Feds are Trying to Figure Out When to Arrest You How should marijuana driving under the influence laws be enforced in the U.S.? Well, U.S. government agencies and lawmakers are trying to figure that out—and are looking to Washington and Colorado for...

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First-time DUI: Can I Really Go to Jail?

While driving in Los Angles, a police officer stopped you. You were later arrested for driving while under the influence, or DUI. A simple trip to the store, work or to pick up your children resulted in a DUI charge. Now you are worried. You want to...

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DUI Investigation: Field Sobriety Tests Influence a DUI Arrest

Field Sobriety Tests. These tests, commonly referred to a FSTs, are one method police officers use to identify drunk drivers during a traffic stop. While conducting a driving under the influence, or DUI, investigation, a police officer requests that you...

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