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The Disadvantages Of A DUI Allegation In California

There are consequences to everything. Some consequences are good, other, not so much. Law violations are some things that have grave consequences and they have consequences that teach the person violating the law a lesson they need to remember. That is the reason why many people find these consequences to be harsh on the person that is violating the law. There are many consequences of allegations and charges of violating the law and all of these consequences are there to teach the person a lesson. DUI laws are laws, which are applied and implemented on people that are under the influence or are drinking alcohol. DUI means driving under the influence. In this statement, the influence is the influence of either alcohol, or any substance that can raise the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) levels of the person. These things might be alcohol, they might be cocaine or other drugs and the might even be simple drugs that a person takes with prescriptions from the doctor. Anything that increases a person’s BAC levels is a drug and if a person is found driving while under the influence of that drug, they will be subjected to the consequences of violating DUI laws.

When a person violates DUI laws, they should be ready and prepared for the consequences that come. The consequences and the penalties that a person violating the DUI laws in a state like California, which are set by the California DMV are subject to change as the person starts becoming a habitual offender of the law. This means that the more times they violate DUI laws, the more harsh the consequences will be. Here are some of the consequences of DUI charges along with their severity per number of violation.

1st offense

License suspension:  6 months for citizens over the age of 21 and 1 year for citizens under the age of 21

Probation: 1-5 years

Fines: $390-$1,000

Possible jail time: 48 hours- 6 months

Auto insurance loss as ordered by the California DMV: There will be a loss of auto insurance or higher premiums.

Ignitions interlock device installation: You will be ordered to use the ignition device on your vehicle.

Vehicle impoundment:  The court will impound multiple offenders’ vehicle.

Community service as decided by the jury: Community service for 10 days

2nd offense

License suspension: 2 years

Probation: 1-5 years

Fines: $390-$1,000

Possible jail time: 96 hours-1 year

Auto insurance loss: There will be a loss of auto insurance or higher premiums.

Ignitions interlock device installation: You will be ordered to use the ignition device on your vehicle.

Vehicle impoundment: The court will impound multiple offenders’ vehicle.

Community service as decided by the jury: Community service for 5 days

3rd offense

License suspension: 3 years

Probation: 1-5 years

Fines: $390-$1,000

Possible jail time: 4 months – 1 year

Auto insurance loss: There will be a loss of auto insurance or higher premiums.

Ignitions interlock device installation: You will be ordered to use the ignition device on your vehicle.

Vehicle impoundment: The court will impound multiple offenders’ vehicle.

Community service as decided by the jury: None

The penalties that are designed to teach the violators of California DUI laws a lesson are not soft in any way and they are enough to teach the DUI offenders in any state a lesson.

 

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