California – What happens when you get a DUI? Written by H. Gillogly
This is one of most common questions asked to DUI lawyers. When you ask lawyers this question, you do not always get straight answers because every circumstance is different. According to DUI.com most common penalties are as followed.
3 years probation
3-5 days sheriff work alternative program
4 months suspended license
First offender school
When a driver in state of California is arrested for driving under influence of alcohol their driver’s license is immediately confiscated by police and then served with DMV’s ‘Notice of Suspension’. This will formally suspend their license, provide temporary driving privileges for 30 days and will also explain some aspects of applicable law. In addition, it states that there is a right to contest suspension and force DMV to return license as long as DMV’s Local Driver Safety is contacted by attorney within 10 calendar days of arrest.
A driver’s license is immediately suspended if their blood alcohol level is above .08% (or above .01% for drivers under 21 years of age) or if they refuse to take a chemical test. If driver is from another state other than California, then officer has no right to seize their license. However, officer will issue a ‘Notice of Suspension’ which suspends driver’s license in state of California (after 30 days) from driving. If there is a conviction in court, state of California will contact home state of convicted party, and that state will usually suspend their license same way they do it there.
Criminal Defense - White Collar CrimesWritten by T. Going
White Collar Crimes are defined as non-violent acts committed by individuals or businesses in course of daily working activity. Some of these crimes include embezzlement, bribery, tax evasion, false advertising and other types of fraud. They are generally used to obtain money, property or services to gain advantage in business or in ones personal life.
According to FBI, white collar crimes cost United States more than $300 billion annually. These crimes are considered to be federal offenses and even though state and local law enforcement may be involved in cases, charges will most often be presented by federal agencies such as FBI, IRS, US Customs, Secret Service, EPA or SEC.