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13-Year-Old Girl Sadly Killed in Rollover Accident


On Sunday, August 30th, 2020, authorities responded to a report of a collision in Sunnyvale, California. The alleged DUI accident unfortunately resulted in the death of a 13-year-old girl.   When officers arrived at the scene, they found a heavily … Continue reading

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Necessary Things to Know About a First-Time DUI in California


A person who has been arrested for a first-time DUI in California must face two government agencies: the DMV and the criminal court. When arrested, the driver can be charged according to Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Vehicle Code 23152(b). The … Continue reading

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ND Looks to Impose Jail Time for First-Time DUI Offenders


New North Dakota legislation seeks to stiffen penalties for DUI offenders including requiring jail time for first time DUI offenders. Continue reading

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DUI Branded Driver’s Licenses


After posting a few blogs on the unusual ways some states have taken to branding their DUI offenders with so called “DUI scarlet letters,” I wondered what else was out there. If this is the first blog you’re reading, I’m referring to Minnesota’s use of the “whiskey plates” and the judge who ordered a DUI offender to wear a sign that said he killed someone while driving drunk while standing at the location of the collision. After doing some research, it seems North Dakota is considering its own DUI scarlet letter. Continue reading

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The Future of DUI Penalties – The Ignition Interlock Device


As if the perils of a DUI conviction weren’t already daunting enough, several Southern California counties have begun a program to test the merits of installing an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your car after a DUI related action.

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