You probably know this now, but the lapse in judgment that led to your recent DUI arrest is likely to cause you headaches that linger beyond the day after the party. Even before your trial or conviction, you may begin to experience the negative consequences. For example, your current employer may decide to discipline or even terminate you because of the incident.
In short, you can be arrested for DUI if you have smoked marijuana and drove a motor vehicle. This is true even if you have a valid medical marijuana identification card (MMIC). Under California law, it is illegal for anyone to drive while under the influence of any drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol. In practice, however, the government may have serious difficulties proving beyond a reasonable doubt that a driver who smoked marijuana was intoxicated.
A California mayor was accused of drunk driving on Oct. 16. Police claim that the 44-year-old mayor of Murrieta was under the influence of alcohol when his truck struck the rear of a vehicle containing four cheerleaders from an area high school. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI following the collision, which took place at the intersection of Lily Avenue and Jefferson Avenue.
More often than not, when someone is arrested and charged with a DUI, they are charged with violating two different sections of the Vehicle Code. Usually, the code sections they are charged with violating are Vehicle Code sections 23152(a) and 23152(b). Many of my clients initially wonder why this is. Often times, it is a strategic move for a more flexible prosecution theory.
San Luis Obispo drivers may be interested in the story of one state senator who is facing drunk driving charges after allegedly driving while under the influence. The man is set to attend an upcoming hearing on the charges.
A California man received the maximum sentence for killing two Caltrans workers in a drunk driving accident. The 25-year-old man was sentenced to spend 34 years to life in state prison as a result of an accident that happened on July 22, 2012. According to reports, the accused man had one prior DUI conviction on his record.
California is the land of celebrities and beautiful people. As such, it sometimes feels as though there is a disconnect between the lives of the rich and famous living in Los Angeles and those of us who live here in San Luis Obispo. It has been pointed out more than once that celebrities seem to enjoy a much friendlier criminal justice system when it comes to offenses like driving under the influence.