Sacramento County, California DUI Attorneys
Recent Updates to CA DUI Laws:
They could affect you and your Sacramento DUI arrest!
New DUI Checkpoint Law Ė Did you know that if you get stopped at a checkpoint and are arrested for a DUI, the police can impound your vehicle? This is a serious inconvenience that can be helped with the assistance of a skilled Sacramento DUI attorney. However, California recently stated that if you are stopped at a checkpoint and your only violation is that you are driving without a license, your vehicle should not get impounded. If you feel like you have been unfairly punished at a DUI checkpoint, contact a Sacramento DUI attorney right away.
New Ignition Interlock Law- This is more of a trial period than a law. However, until 2015, if you have been arrested for a Sacramento County DUI, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car. An ignition interlock is a device that prevents your car from starting if it detects alcohol on your breathe. You have to breathe into this device every time you want to start your car, as well as while you are on road to ensure you have not been drinking.
New DUI Sanctions Ė This applies to Sacramento DUI offenders who have been convicted of three or more DUIs. If this pertains to you, this sanction means that your license will be revoked for ten years. However, five years into the revocation, you can apply for early reinstatement, if you are eligible. If you are eligible, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device for a period of two years.
These new laws make it even more necessary to hire an experienced Sacramento DUI attorney to ensure you donít lose your license, pay heavy fines, or spend time in jail. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Sacramento, contact a DUI defense attorney today!
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