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State's ticket amnesty program deadline past

For some people in California, a traffic violation can result in a fine so high that it is not able to be paid. The financial hardship that can result can add insult to injury for people in this situation. In addition, when a driver's license suspension is part of the equation, people can experience severe hardships due to some very minor infractions. Two years ago, the state of California's Governor signed a bill that created a one-time program granting amnesty to some of these people.

Reviewing the charge of “DUI Causing Injury”

Say you were out and about in Encino, had a couple of drinks with friends, then decided to drive home and ended up striking another vehicle, causing injuries to its occupants. What you have described has happened to many of the clients that we here at Mr. Ticket – Law Offices of Amir Soleimanian and Associates Inc. have worked with in the past. Depending on the exact circumstances of your accident, you could be facing criminal charges. The question then becomes how severe those charges may be, and whether or not they are merited by the law.

Hit-and-run accidents: what type of charges am I facing?

Hit-and-run accidents are on the rise in California. If you leave the scene of a car accident, you could end facing criminal charges. Even if you did not cause the accident, state law prohibits drivers from leaving the scene. According to CBSLA.com, drivers who leave the scenes of car accidents can be criminally charged up to six years after the date of the events.

DUI charges are for more than drunk drivers

When you injured your back a few days ago, your doctor prescribed muscle relaxers. You are supposed to take two per day for the next ten days. Right on schedule, you took your second dose a couple of hours ago, but now you forgot to eat. In-N-Out Burger is just up the road, it will be a quick trip to go grab a burger and come home. Besides, you do not feel drowsy or incapacitated in any way. You were on your way home with your burger when a police officer pulled you over.

How accurate are breathalyzer tests?

Almost everyone in Encino (whether they do or do not drink) recognizes the number .08 as being the threshold for one’s blood alcohol content in order for him or her to be considered legally drunk. That knowledge has no doubt come from the various advertisements released through popular media showing law enforcement officers performing roadside breath tests. Yet have you ever wondered exactly how accurate breathalyzer devices truly are?

Distracted driving affects all motorists

Prevention of distracted driving must be a concern for all motorists traveling in and around Encino. This entails knowing which behaviors fall into this dangerous category, as well as the ramifications of driving while distracted. While accidents can’t always be prevented, it’s up to each driver to do his or her part to ensure others remain safe on the road.

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