Law Office of Lance Dacre

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Crackdown on Drunk Driving in Napa County

Napa County police arrested four motorists accused of drunken driving at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in Yountville, California, this past Labor Day, September 2, 2012. The Napa Police Department, working with CHP officers and the Sheriff’s department, screened 2000 vehicles in an aggressive crackdown on drunk driving over this past Labor Day. Efforts to catch […]

Do Drug Tests Lie? California Drug Testing Laws

There are solid reasons for the controversy surrounding California drug testing laws, and for cases where drug test results were ruled inadmissible due to faulty practices: Invasion of privacy, Inaccurate tests, Illogical prejudice against casual users, False imprisonment by employers, Random testing of high school students, Initiating criminal charges on the basis of workplace testing, Illegal traffic stops. Workplace or institutional drug testing that is leveraged by an employer into malicious criminal charges.

What Can I Expect After Being Arrested for DUI in California?

While each California county and municipality may treat DUI offenders somewhat differently, it’s likely that your car will be impounded after you’ve been arrested for drunk driving. Depending on the circumstances of your DUI arrest, you may be required to post bail or you may be released according to the terms of a general recognizance bond.

A DUI Conviction Affects Your Insurance Rates

Being convicted of a California DUI offense often involves severe penalties

DUI Offenses in Napa, CA

If you have been arrested for drunk driving one of your first actions should be to retain an experienced Napa DUI attorney who understands the dynamics of a DUI case in California. California’s zero tolerance policies on blood alcohol content (BAC) above 0.08 or an open container make a California DUI case a serious matter.

California DUI Penalties

A DUI in California is a serious matter. If convicted, you face fines, the suspension of your driver’s license, the installation of an ignition interlock device, and possibly jail. Additionally, California has enhancement penalties in cases where a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is in excess of .15% or if a minor under the age of 14 was a passenger in your car at the time of your DUI arrest.

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