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If you’ve been convicted of driving while under the influence, you will get points on your license. In California, a DUI is worth two points.

How Many Points on your License is a DUI in California?

In California, the validity of a person’s driver’s license is determined using a point system. You start out with zero points, but as you incur infractions, or misdemeanors, you begin to accumulate points. The more points you have, the riskier your driving behavior. Excessive points can result in increased insurance premiums, suspended licenses, or even…Read More

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Can You Take DUI Classes Online in California?

Can You Take DUI Classes Online in California?

Can you take a DUI alcohol program online in California? The short answer is “no”. The state of California does not recognize any online DUI programs, and the DMV will not reinstate your driver’s license if you do not complete the required coursework from an officially licensed California DUI program. As you’re doing your research,…Read More

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In Los Angeles, for a first time DUI offense, bail is $2,500 (in 2017).

How Much is Bail for a DUI in California?

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in California, the costs can accumulate quickly. You may lose time from work, you might need to get an attorney, and you’ll likely need to pay court fines and costs associated with alcohol programs. Before you can get to any of that, you’ll need to make bail. The…Read More

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Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle in California?

Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle in California?

It’s no secret that it’s illegal to get behind the wheel of a car when you’ve been drinking, but did you know that you could also face stiff fines and penalties if you’re caught riding a bike while under the influence? Although the punishments for riding a bike while intoxicated are far less severe than…Read More

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How SCRAM is Changing the Face of California’s DUI Programs

Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors (SCRAM devices) are devices that detect the amount of alcohol in a person’s body by way of his or her sweat. These devices are worn around the ankle, similar to the way a bracelet would be worn around a person’s wrist. When a person consumes alcohol, the body process much…Read More

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Statute of Limitations: What It Means For DUI

The California DUI process can be cumbersome and confusing at best. Following an arrest, it’s not uncommon for the accused to feel overwhelmed—especially when court appearances do not align with the dates on the citation. Learn more about California’s statute of limitations and what to expect after getting arrested for DUI. Steps of the DUI…Read More

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New Technology: Breathalyzer Skin Patches

The Breathalyzer – Two words that have put fear into the hearts of people for decades. In fact, the modern breathalyzer’s roots began in the 1950s. Although this device has been supported, tested, and enhanced by scientists and medical professionals alike over the years, the standard breathalyzer that’s used today for DUI arrests still have…Read More

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Overseas DUI – What You Need To Know

If you have a driver’s license, chances are you’re well aware of the seriousness of a DUI conviction. From hefty fines to mandatory jail time, alcohol treatment programs, and ignition interlocks, DUI penalties are serious. If you happen to get a DUI in another country, however, the expectations aren’t as clear. If you have been…Read More

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Ignition Interlock Law in California – SB 1046 at a Glance

The most recent legislation regarding California DUI laws stems from Senate Bill 1046—a bill signed into effect September 28, 2016. The law will make ignition interlock devices (IIDs) a mandatory penalty for the majority of California DUI offenders. But while DUI convictions are serious offenses that most will agree warrant the severe penalities, there are…Read More

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The Holiday Season & DUI Checkpoints – What You Need To Know

The holidays are a time that’s meant to be shared with family and friends. Plenty of festivities will take place for weeks on end, which means you’re more than likely to find yourself hitting the road as you roam from celebration to celebration. Although the season of giving is upon us, you don’t want to…Read More

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