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What Happens if You Get a Third DUI in California?

It’s never advisable to get behind the wheel when you’ve been drinking, but the penalties can be particularly harsher if you’ve already been convicted of DUIs in the past. First-time offenders typically receive less intense penalties than multiple offenders, and the costs and punishments increase with each arrest. If you’ve been charged with your third…Read More

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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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If you’ve been charged with a DUI of any sort, it’s always best to seek the assistance of a professional DUI attorney who understands the laws and can help you fight for the best possible scenario for your unique situation.

Can You Beat a DUI Without a Lawyer

When it comes to DUIs, it’s important to know that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each case is unique, and the circumstances revolving your arrest – though they may be like others – are unique. The answer to whether you can beat a DUI without an attorney depends on many individual factors. In most cases…Read More

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What happens when you're arrested for a DUI in the state of California?

DUI Court Procedure in California

What happens when you’re arrested for a DUI in the state of California? That’s a reasonable – and very common – question. Although each situation is different, most DUI cases follow a certain process. By standardizing DUI situations, courts try to provide expedient, efficient service to those who have been arrested. Here’s a look at…Read More

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If you're pulled over for a DUI, you may find yourself in jail two separate times, depending on the case. In California, almost every DUI arrest results in the driver being sent to jail following the initial arrest.

How Long Do I Have to Stay in Jail After a DUI Arrest

For many people, every aspect of a DUI is scary. From the moment a person sees the red and blue flashing lights, to the day they’re standing before a judge, the process is often quite frightening. While that initial moment tends to leave a lasting impression on people who are pulled over, the next step…Read More

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Getting a DUI is high on the list of traumatic life experiences. Here are five ways to move on with your life after a DUI. 1. Give forgiveness a chance. 2. Lean on family and friends.

How to Move On With Life After a DUI

Getting a DUI is high on the list of traumatic life experiences. Not only is there stress from the legal and financial ramifications of your actions, it’s common to experience guilt and anxiety too. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, there are many things that hold equal importance to sorting out the charges with a…Read More

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Here are 6 tips to reduce your risk of DUI. First, drive safely. Second, make sure your paper work is in order. Third, know your rights of refusal.

How to Reduce Your Risk of DUI

Contrary to popular belief, avoiding a DUI isn’t always a matter of dumb luck. If you are going to consume alcohol and drive a vehicle, you should know how to minimize your risk of arrest. Here are 6 tips to reduce your risk of DUI Drive safely Keep your paperwork in order Know your rights…Read More

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