A Guide to Search Results for "Drunk Driving Defense"

The search term "drunk driving defense" is usually used by people who are looking for information about defending against a criminal charge of driving under the influence (also known as "DUI", "drunk driving" or "DWI") in the State of California. The laws in California applicable to "drunk driving" are harsh and extremely complex, as to the offenses, punishment and administrative license suspensions; 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. Police evidence may require addressing complex issues concerning blood and breath alcohol analysis. 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 further 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, where an entirely different set of laws and procedures apply.

Faced with the complexities of a drunk driving criminal prosecution and with a DMV administrative license suspension as well, it is imperative that one obtain the services of a good attorney experienced in this highly specialized field.

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  • California DUI
    An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI attorneys, car insurance, etc.
  • "Drunk Driving Defense, 5th Edition"
    Amazon.com source for textbook written by nationally-known California attorney.
  • California DUI Lawyer
    Top-rated 8 attorney Southern California firm; practice limited to DUI exclusively.
  • DUI Blog
    Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".

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