A Guide to Search Results for "DUI Law"
The search term "DUI law", or "drunk driving law", is usually used by people who are looking for information about the laws applying to a criminal charge of driving under the influence (also known as "DUI", "drunk driving" or "DWI"). 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 "DUI" law?
- The Drunk
Driving Law Center
Website with over 500 links dealing with DUI laws, procedures and related issues.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
Are you looking for information about California's "DUI law"?
An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
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.
Legal information about California's DUI laws, penalties, evidence, legal procedures, defenses, license suspensions.
Are you looking for legal information about DMV driver's license suspensions arising from a DUI arrest?
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.
Are you looking for information about police procedures and/or blood and breath alcohol testing?
Good overview of police procedures and evidence in drunk driving investigations.
All about breath and blood alcohol consumption, metabolism and testing.
Extensive discussion about police evidence, from the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor, including driving symptoms, personal appearance, field sobriety tests, breath testing and blood analysis.
- Online BAC Calculator
The "Drink Wheel": an online calculator to estimate your blood-alcohol level, from the manufacturers of the Intoximeter breath testing instrument.
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.
- National College for
List of California members of the National College for DUI Defense in Houston.