LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Ticket, well-known traffic ticket attorney, discusses the penalties for drinking and driving in California. Driving while under the influence can be a dangerous activity, and police officers have the right to stop any drivers they suspect of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The penalties for DUI are severe and can result in not just heavy fines but also jail time. Mr. Ticket, traffic ticket lawyer, can help.
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Drivers who are under 21 and have a blood alcohol level of more than 0.05 may be charged with DUI. According to California Vehicle Code 23140, they may be facing a one-year suspension of their licenses for a first offense. Second or third convictions could lead to a two to three year suspension or a revocation. Drivers who are over 21 can be charged with DUI if they have a BAC of more than 0.08. They may be facing a four month suspension. Second and third convictions can result in a two year revocation. Commercial drivers can be charged if their BAC is over 0.04 percent.
The penalties for drinking and driving are severe. Because reaction time is slowed and cognitive function can be impaired, drivers may be more prone to accidents. Therefore, the consequences of drinking and driving can go far beyond a ticket. Drivers who are involved in accidents may be facing serious jail time and other penalties as well as the emotional toll that an accident can bring.
Fighting a DUI charge may help drivers stay out of jail, reduce the fines and help drivers keep their licenses. However, DUI charges can be tough to beat, which is why the support and legal advice of a seasoned traffic ticket attorney can be so beneficial. Mr. Ticket, Los Angeles speeding ticket attorney, understands the nuances of California traffic laws and can provide drivers with the kind of legal assistance they need to move forward.
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