Law Office of Lance Dacre

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California Prohibits Holding Cell Phone While Driving

Effective Sunday, January 1, 2017, it is against the law for motorists in California to hold a cell phone while on the road. The law is far-reaching, banning the holding of a cell phone for any purpose, from talking to texting to checking a map. Drivers may use cell phones when behind the wheel only […]

California Addresses All Aspects of “Driving Under the Influence”

When most people think of a DUI, they associate it only with drinking and driving. But California officials are out to educate the public and to enforce a broader interpretation of the law. A new campaign, recently launched by the California Office of Traffic Safety, focuses on what is known as DUI-D—driving while under the […]

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

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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