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Will Federal Incentives Lead to Tougher California DUI Laws?

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Most local community members in Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Lake County assume that laws affecting them related to DUI stem from the California government.  After all, issues like safe driving laws are always the domain of state governments, and rules about penalties for drunk driving in our part of the state would likely… Read More »

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Area Police Officer Facing Drunken Driving Charges over Golf Course Incident

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We had previously blogged about this unusual drunken driving incident as a news article a few weeks ago on March 8th. In light of today’s Santa Rosa Press Democrat article “Petaluma police officer seeks to block release of medical records” we thought we would give this a bit more substance and address it on… Read More »

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Northern California lawmaker proposes stricter DUI penalties for repeat DUI offenders

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Current California law gives persons convicted of a DUI an option to install an instrument that prevents their vehicles from operating if the driver is drunk. If one state senator has his way, though, those devices will go from “optional,” to “mandatory,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. State Sen. Jerry Hill, of San… Read More »

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“Zero-Tolerance” Driving Under The Influence of Drugs Law Proposed

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In the interest of clarifying California’s law regarding the crime of driving under the influence of drugs, a senator from Santa Ana has proposed a “zero tolerance” standard. If the bill passes, a person driving under the influence of drugs (with any amount of drugs in his/her system) could be convicted of

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“DUI Schools” in California

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Throughout California many courts order people convicted of DUI to complete a DUI education program, or “DUI school,” as part of the convicted person’s sentence.  The Santa Rosa DUI lawyers at our firm know that this educational option is often a helpful alternative to more severe sanctions for those convicted.  At the end of… Read More »

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Super Bowl Sunday DUI Arrests

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According to this Press Democrat Road Warrior Blog Article, On average, the CHP made nearly 450 Super Bowl Sunday DUI arrests on each of the Super Bowl Sundays for the last three years. Last year In Sonoma County, 14 people were arrested on Super Bowl Sunday for DUI and alcohol-related charges. State and local… Read More »

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Slight Sonoma County and Mendocino County DUI Arrests Increase

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Although new statistics recently released by the California Highway Patrol show that there is a slight Sonoma County and Mendocino County

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Sonoma County DUI enforcement Benefited by $1.4 million in traffic safety grants

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Christmas holiday yields menagerie of Sonoma County DUI Incidents

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Unfortunately, the Christmas holiday is often a busy time for law enforcement officers when it comes to vehicles crashes involving impaired drivers. 2012 was no different for Sonoma County

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Admissible as Evidence in California DUI Cases

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What is admissible as evidence in California DUI cases and what is not? Excellent question, as the one part of the criminal justice system that may be quite confusing to community members involves rules of evidence. To protect the rights of the accused and ensure fairness, rules of evidence in California Santa Rosa DUI… Read More »

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