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March 2016 Archives

Underage DUI charge may lead to stiff consequences

The laws concerning drinking while underage are severe in the state of California. This is particularly true for those accused of DUI. A driver who is under 21 and has a measurable quantity of alcohol in his or her blood will end up losing his or her license for a year.

Knowledge of juvenile law may help minors facing criminal charges

Parents may naturally be distraught upon learning that their children have been charged with crimes. Figuring out where to turn and what options they have can be confusing. However, an attorney in California who has a strong grasp of juvenile law may help a family to successfully resolve juvenile criminal charges and move on with their lives.

Under the Influence: Prescription Drugs Are as Dangerous as Alcohol While Driving

It is common knowledge that driving while under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal, but also extremely dangerous for the driver and everyone on the road. Misusing prescription drugs is also dangerous, however, and the behavior can result in arrests and DUI charges.

Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Certain kinds of medication can affect your mental status, reaction time, and general alertness in important ways that can impair a driver's ability to drive safely. A DUI lawyer can tell you how specific laws apply in your area, but taking medications without a prescription can qualify as illicit drug use. If the medications were taken for an improper reason (to relax or get high), or even if taken therapeutically, if the driver is impaired, the driver may face DUI charges.

2 sentenced to prison in DUI cases

Prison sentences have been imposed in two separate cases of drinking and driving in California. The first case involves a 28-year-old man who was charged with felony DUI and has been sentenced to four years behind bars. The second case involves a 65-year-old man who was also charged with felony DUI and has been sentenced to two years plus eight months in prison.

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