Category Archives: State Legislation

Does PC 1001.95 Apply to Misdemeanor DUIs?


Prosecutors say no but the plain language of the new misdemeanor judicial diversion statute PC 1001.95 clearly states that it applies to all misdemeanors except those specifically excluded. DUI offenses are not specifically excluded in the language of the statute. The … Continue reading

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Will DUI Arrests Increase Once Uber and Lyft Leave California?


Uber and Lyft are rideshare companies that have dominated the industry for years. They operate in locations all around the United States, providing accessible transportation to everyone, everywhere. However, both companies have been in the news lately as they have … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Closing A Loophole


Under current California Law, a person can be charged with up to four years in jail if they flee a scene of a crash with someone seriously injured. First proposed in February 2019 by Assemblyman Jim Patterson, bill AB-582 requests … Continue reading

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Will California See Harsher Punishments For DUI Homicides?


Law enforcement and government agencies believe that it is important to educate the public about DUIs. By explaining the dangers of impaired driving, it will help make people think twice about getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or using … Continue reading

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Gun Rights and DUI Collide


Recent years have seen an increased focus on gun rights in the news as gun violence appears to have increased in frequency. In light of this, California is considering a new bill – Senate Bill 55 – which would revoke … Continue reading

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