A Guide to Search Results for "California Law" and "California Laws"
The search terms "California law" and "California laws" are usually used by people who are looking for information about laws of the State of California; as this search tool is directed to the topic of drunk driving (or as it is commonly known, "DUI"), the search term as used here is most frequently used by people looking for information about California DUI laws or California drunk driving laws. The laws in California applicable to "drunk driving" are harsh and extremely complex as to the procedures, evidence, punishment and administrative license suspensions; to make matters worse, normal constitutional protections often do not apply. The offense can consist of driving under the influence of alcohol or a combination of alcohol and drugs, which can be largely established with police opinion testimony, or it can consist of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08% or higher; in most cases, both offenses will be charged. Punishment involves a labyrinth of statutes, requiring jail, fines, schools, license restrictions/suspensions, ignition interlock devices, vehicle forfeiture, probation, etc.; some can involve factual variables triggering so-called "enhancements", which increase the sentence. Separate from the criminal proceedings, the arrestee has the right to demand a hearing to contest the administrative suspension of his or her driver's license.
Are you looking for information about "California law" or "California laws"?
Complete library of 29 volumes of statutes (example: Penal Code, Vehicle Code) and the state Constitution.
Links to California statutes, Constitution, legislative bills and county/municipal codes and ordinances.
- California Law Revision Commission
Official website of the Commission which studies the state's laws and makes recommendations to the Legislature.
Links to California's laws, regulations and governmental websites.
- American Law Sources Online
Extensive links to California's laws, Constitution, bills in legislature, court rules, local laws, etc.
- California State Library
Law section of the state library's official website.
- Attorney General of California
Attorney General's consumer-oriented website.
Compilation of statutes.
Extensive links to California law-related subjects.
- Library of Congress
California's laws and legal systems, maintained by the U.S. Library of Congress.
- Dumb Laws
Compilation of strange state and local laws in California.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
- State of California - Laws and Regulations
Directory of sites regarding California Laws and Regulations.
- California Department of Education
California Department of Education's links to California Laws and Codes.
Site includes links to judicial opinions, government resource pages, career resources, and other state department sites.
- California Codes and Statutes
California codes and statutes provided by FindLaw.com.
- Wikipedia - California Laws
Wikipedia entry that briefly describes California Laws.
- New California Laws - 2010
Summary of new California Laws effective in 2010.
Are you looking for information about "California law" as it relates to drunk driving?
An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
- The Drunk
Driving Law Center
Megasite for lawyers and the public.
Extensive legal information from the author of "Drunk Driving Defense, 5th edition".
Are you looking for a California attorney who specializes in drunk driving defense?
Good discussion of the factors to consider in looking for a lawyer to represent you, including recommendations as to the best DUI attorneys in California.