For over four years now in California, ignition interlock installations are required after an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol (even for first-time offenses) if the driver wants to avoid a temporary suspension of his or her license to drive and mandatory for almost all D.U.I. convictions. The ignition interlock law has been […]
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NEW IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE LAW WILL CHANGE DMV LICENSE SUSPENSION SCHEME.
Last year saw a new law passed that will require most DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock (IID) device on their vehicle, even first-time DUI offenders. The law is scheduled to go into effect in 2019 and it is anticipated that it will decrease the number of drunk drivers on the road. The […]
Ignition Interlocking Devices for DUI Offenses
NEW LAW WILL REQUIRE IGNITION INTERLOCKING DEVICES FOR MOST DUI OFFENSES A new law, scheduled to go into effect across the state on January 1, 2019, will put ignition interlock devices (IID) in almost every vehicle driven by someone who was convicted of drunk driving. IIDs are akin to a breathalyzer installed in a vehicle. […]
Ignition Interlock Devices Or IID In DUI Cases
An Ignition Interlock Device, or IID, is an option/sentence alternative, for people who have been convicted of driving under the influence. The IID is a small device, similar to a Breathalyzer that attaches to the steering column of a car. The purpose of the device is to measure whether or not a person has been […]
Ignition Interlock Devices Could Help Southern California DUI Offenders
According to a study done in Massachusetts, drivers who are forced to use an ignition interlock device on their car following their second DUI conviction are far less likely to suffer rearrest. Typically, DUI drivers who are on probation must blow into the device in order to start their car. The device registers any measurable […]
FEDERAL LAW MAY SOON REQUIRE DRUNK AND IMPAIRED DRIVING TECHNOLOGY ON NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES.
On New Year’s Day 2021 in Central California, a driver with twice the legal limit of 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in his system was speeding at approximately 90 mph on a two-lane roadway. He lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the centerline causing a head-on collision with a truck traveling in the […]
DUI DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR ENLISTED MILITARY AND VETERANS
Military veterans arrested on a first-time DUI may be eligible for what is billed as a “therapeutic and support” alternative to the criminal proceedings that usually accompany a charge of driving under the influence (or alcohol or drugs). This alternative is codified into California law under Penal Code section 1001.80 and known as the “Military […]
WHEN RESTITUTION IS ORDERED AS PART OF A DUI CONVICTION
Most Californians are aware that a DUI conviction costs more than just attorney fees and the fines and fees levied by the court. After a DUI conviction, insurance rates are bound to increase, there are costs associated with the installation and maintenance of an Ignition Interlock Device, DMV fees, and so on. But one cost […]
DUI AND THE HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER DESIGNATION
One of the potential hazards of a DUI offense is the “Habitual Traffic Offender” designation. Even one DUI combined with other violations within a 12-month period can trigger a habitual traffic offender charge. There are several DUI-related conditions that make a driver a habitual traffic offender: One of the punishments for conviction on a […]
CAN A LOW CARB DIET CAUSE AN INACCURATE BREATHALYZER RESULT?
Ketogenic (Keto) and low carbohydrate diets are among the more popular eating lifestyles these days. Someone on a strict Keto or other low carb diet metabolizes energy differently than a person who is eating a normal amount of carbs. The liver of a person on such diets breaks down fat for fuel, which creates […]