Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be stressful and dealing with the aftermath of the incident could prove to be an intimidating process. Should an investigation into the incident leave a person accused of unlawful activity, he or she might feel uncertain about how best to handle the situation. A recent single-vehicle accident in California has reportedly left a 49-year-old woman in custody facing DUI charges.
Being accused of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can be a stressful experience. With similar offenses, the allegations alone could disrupt one's life and cause irreparable harm to his or her reputation within the community. A bus driver in California is reportedly facing drunk driving charges after she was accused of being impaired while dropping students off after school.
Being involved in a fatal accident can be a traumatic experience that those involved may carry with them for the remainder of their lives. Such a situation may only become even more challenging to handle should the incident leave a person accused of unlawful behavior. A 39-year-old man is currently facing multiple charges after he was accused of drunk driving following a fatal collision in California.
Dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident can be a stressful and daunting process. Should the incident leave those involved somewhat shaken up and unnerved, they might not be fully capable of handling the situation as expected. A recent incident in which a vehicle veered off the road and collided with a parked car in California has left a 23-year-old woman in custody on suspicion of drunk driving.
Although being involved in a traffic stop can be an intimidating experience, attempting to evade authorities is never advisable. A similar decision could only increase the severity of the charges against a person and it could also lead to increased suspicion of the presence of unlawful behavior. A person has been taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving following a brief pursuit that is said to have taken place in California.
If you are one of the many people in California who have been pulled over and subsequently arrested for suspected drunk driving, you may well be a bit afraid of how the event may impact your life. You likely know that some people who are convicted of a driving under the influence charge lose the right to drive for some period of time. The state does offer some people facing DUI charges a way to continue driving. This is through the use of an ignition interlock device.
Before you volunteer to be a designated driver, you may want to think twice about whether you can fully abstain from drinking while having a night out with your friends. A designated driver is one who goes out, but promises to not drink alcohol in order to stay sober and drive everyone home safely once the night is over. Yet a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs discovered that nearly 40% of designated drivers had alcohol at some point during the evening.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for and charged with a drunk driving offense in California, it will be important to learn as much as possible about the investigation and defense process. People in this situation should always remember than an arrest and a criminal charge does not guarantee that they will be convicted of a crime. One thing that can be important at this time is the type of testing used during the arrest process.
When you have a conviction for driving under the influence on your California record, you can expect it to impact many aspects of your life, from your ability to get to and from work to your bank account. At Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP, we recognize that, depending on circumstances, you may need to install an ignition interlock device on your car, truck or van in the wake of a DUI, and that you may need to keep it on there for up to four years.
While it is no secret that a California driving under the influence conviction will cost you a substantial amount of money, many people who receive first-time convictions for DUI do not realize just how much of a financial toll the conviction will take. California drivers with DUIs can expect to pay significant fines and related expenses after receiving convictions for their crimes, and they can also anticipate seeing some of the highest automotive insurance rate hikes in the nation.