A Guide to Search Results for "DUI Laws"
The search term "DUI laws", or "drunk driving laws", 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 laws"?
Summary of drunk driving laws of 49 states.
- What's Driving You
Another summary of DUI laws by state.
The Drunk Driving Law Center
Extensive informational website with over 500 links.
- State Drunk Driving Laws
Information on the laws of the 50 states, from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Chart of laws across the country, from "Mr. Traffic".
Links provided by AutoGuide.
Are you looking for information about California's "DUI laws"?
An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI lawyers, car insurance, etc.
The Auto Club's summary of California's drunk driving laws.
Extensive legal information about California's DUI laws, penalties, evidence, legal procedures, defenses, license suspensions.
- Sobriety Checkpoints
CHP information about DUI roadblocks and other information.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
Are you looking for information about DUI laws in states other than California?
DUI laws of the State of Ohio.
The DUI laws of Illinois, brought to you by MADD.
A chronological history of drunk driving laws in Illinois.
State government's website summary of drunk driving laws.
Summaries and comments from a Georgia DUI attorney.
Facts and laws from the Tennessee Department of Safety.
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.