Bicycling Under the Influence
Can I get a DUI (CUI) for bicycling under the influence? As the weather warms up, it is more and more common to see people riding their bikes. While it may not seem like the most obvious scenario, you can still be charged with cycling under the influence (CUI). In California, it is illegal to operate a bicycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Consequences of CUI
- Fines up to $250
- A misdemeanor that can stay on your criminal record if a conviction is reached
- If you are under 21, you may lose your license
- You may also be charged with “drunk in public.”
How Can Police Tell I am Impaired?
Law enforcement will observe the same features they would if you were pulled over in a vehicle on suspicion of DUI. Slurred speech, watery and/or red eyes, difficulty walking, alcohol on the breath, and flushed face are often indicators of a person under the influence. These qualities are often not substantial enough, which leads many people to be falsely arrested for CUI. If you are arrested under the suspicion of CUI, contact an attorney right away.
Charged with Bicycling Under the Influence?
If you have been charged with CUI in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Ukiah, or any of the surrounding communities in Sonoma County, Mendocino County or Lake County California, contact an attorney immediately. Our Beck Law P.C. DUI attorneys are experienced with California DUI laws and can ensure you receive the best possible representation. If you have been charged with DUI, contact us through our website or via phone at (707) 576-5175.