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Stephan J. Johnson
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After you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, you face a battle on two fronts: one in criminal court and one against the DMV.
Southern California has a car-
Traffic Violations can have major implications on your finances and capability to sustain employment and income.
DUI charges are one of the most common convictions in California. Anyone who exceeds the legal limit of intoxication can get a DUI. Regardless of economic status, race, gender, age, education level, or professional status, if your blood alcohol content is 0.08% or higher, you may be arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
California’s drunk driving laws include driving under the influence of prescription medications and illegal drugs. Some people may not realize how prescription medications interact within the body. Drugs that carry the warning “may cause drowsiness” have the ability to impair a driver and make it dangerous for them to be driving. It can be especially dangerous when these drugs are mixed with alcohol.
Even minors can be convicted of DUI. It is illegal for minors to have 0.01% of a blood alcohol concentration in their system. Penalties for persons under the age of 21 are different from those given to older persons. Their vehicle may be impounded, they may be fined up to $1,000, and their driving privileges may be revoked for a year. They may also be required to attend a DUI education program.
A DUI arrest or conviction can have far-
In addition to not driving, you may have to pay hefty fines and penalties. Other financial ramifications include paying more for car insurance. You may be sentenced to serve time in jail, complete community service hours, or participate in a DUI education program. Each of these activities has the potential for taking you away from your job and reducing the amount of time you spend with your family.
Getting a DUI does not mean your life is ruined; it can give you the chance to take stock of things and organize your life in a meaningful way. Many people from all walks of life have to endure the consequences of drunk driving charges. If this is your first DUI and you have a clean criminal record, this all may have happened at a whirlwind pace. It may seem like every area of your life is upended and will never be the same. However, it is important to understand that you are not alone in this process. You may benefit by reaching out to others in your community who can help you adjust during this time. Perhaps friends, family or neighbors can help you find a ride to work or the grocery store. Or, you may need to depend on rideshare services until your driving privileges are reinstated.
By learning about the process of the criminal charges and the DMV hearing, you can be better prepared for what is about to happen. Attorney Stephan J. Johnson has extensive experience fighting DUI cases and helping clients achieve better outcomes. Call (909) 476-