A Guide to Search Results for "23153"
The search term "23153" is frequently used by people who are looking for information about California Vehicle Code section 23153. This section defines the criminal offenses involved in felony drinking and driving. Specifically, section 23153a of the California Vehicle Code defines the felony version of "drunk driving", also known as "DUI" (driving under the influence) or "DWI" (driving while intoxicated). Section 23153b, on the other hand, defines the separate felony of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or greater. The differences between misdemeanor DUI/.08% and felony DUI .08% is that the felony version requires two additional elements for the offense:
- Someone is injured (this can be the other driver, a pedestrian or the defendant's own passenger)
- The defendant was negligent or committed some illegal act (such as a traffic offense).
In most cases, both 23153a and 23153b will be charged by the prosecution (unless the individual refused to submit to blood alcohol testing); although a defendant can be convicted of both offenses, he can only be punished for one (the penalties, are, however, identical).
Are you looking for information about Vehicle Code section "23153"?
- California DMV
Complete wording of the statute, from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Summary of the felony and misdemeanor versions, along with penalties, from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
- Onecle.com - Court Opinions
Details of California Vehicle Code Section 23153.
- California Vehicle Code 23153
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Vehicle Code Section 23153.
Are you looking for information about the legal consequences of an arrest for violation of Vehicle Code section "23153"?
- California DUI
An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
- California DUI
Discussion of the laws in California relating to driving under the influence.
The Auto Club's summary of California's drunk driving laws.
The 20 questions most frequently asked by those arrested for DUI, from California attorney Lawrence Taylor.
- The Drunk Driving Law Center
Very large website containing information on California DUI laws, police procedures, evidence, penalties, lawyers, blood-alcohol analysis, car insurance. Over 500 links.
- California DUI Lawyers
Extensive legal information from the California attorney who wrote the standard textbook "Drunk Driving Defense, 5th edition".
Explanation of police procedures and evidence, legal proceedings, license suspensions, etc., from a noted defense attorney.
- DUI Blog
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
Are you looking for information about driver's license suspensions resulting from an arrest for violation of Vehicle Code section "23153"?
- DUI California
General overview of the laws in California concerning license suspensions imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Laws and Procedures
Excellent explanation of California's DUI license suspension laws and procedures, from lawyer Lawrence Taylor.
- DMV Driving Record
How to get a copy of your driving record from the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
- Vehicle Code
The California Vehicle Code statute governing license suspensions for drunk driving.