A Guide to Search Results for "Drunk Driving Law"

The search term "drunk driving law" is usually used by people who are looking for information about the laws in California concerning driving under the influence of alcohol, also known as "DUI" or "DWI" (driving while intoxicated). 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 "drunk driving law"?

  • Drunk Driving Law Center
    Large website containing information on DUI laws, police procedures, evidence, penalties, blood-alcohol analysis, car insurance. Over 500 links.
  • Free Legal Advice
    Frequently asked questions for the person arrested for drunk driving.
    Resources from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Century Council
    The National Hardcore Drunk Driver Project.

Are you looking for information about California's "drunk driving law"?

  • 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.
  • DUI Blog
    Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
  • AAA
    The Auto Club's summary of California's drunk driving laws.
  • FAQs
    The 20 questions most frequently asked by those arrested for DUI, from California attorney Lawrence Taylor.
  • California DUI Attorney
    Extensive resources about California's DUI laws, legal proceedings, police evidence, license suspensions, car insurance, etc.

Are you looking for legal information about DMV driver's license suspensions arising from a DUI arrest?

  • 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.

Are you looking for information about police procedures and/or blood and breath alcohol testing?

  • California DUI
    Good overview of police procedures and evidence in drunk driving investigations.
  • Chemical Testing
    All about breath and blood alcohol consumption, metabolism and testing.
  • Police Investigations
    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?

Are you looking for social or political information about "DUI laws"?

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