Now that voters in California have decided that marijuana will be legal for recreational use, some lawmakers are trying to regulate what that means in relation to traffic safety. The Associated Press reports that three large California counties are piloting a testing program that uses a driver's saliva to see if there are any drugs present in their system.
Many in Encino often wonder what may be the differentiating factor between one facing misdemeanor and felony DUI charges. Factors such as one’s personal history of DUI-related offenses may come into play when making such a determination, yet often it is the circumstances in which a DUI arrest was made or the results that come from an accident caused by one who was allegedly driving while intoxicated. One might be at a greater risk of being charged with felony DUI if it is believed that he or she was involved in other crimes or moving violations while also being under the influence.
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.
Everyone makes mistakes, and it's an odd day when you're pulled over for no reason. If you were accused of driving while drunk but know you didn't have anything to drink, several explanations are possible. Certain medical conditions affect the way you act and appear. Your balance, speech or other movements may appear intoxicated.
For drivers in California, flashing red lights in the rearview mirror is one of the least welcome sights, especially for those who have been drinking. DUI citations can lead to a loss of privileges, opportunities and income, and are a big incentive for motorists to avoid driving drunk. While most people refrain from drinking too much alcohol to avoid the consequences of intoxication, there are some who find this unavoidable and have been cited for multiple DUIs. CNN reports that new studies are shedding light on a condition called auto-brewery syndrome, in which a person’s gut acts as an internal brewery and can cause a raised blood alcohol level simply from the foods that have been eaten.