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Understanding California DUI Laws: Guidance from the Kann California Law Group

Posted by Dan Kann | Mar 07, 2024 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in California, carrying significant legal consequences that can impact your life for years to come. At the Kann California Law Group, we specialize in providing robust defense strategies for individuals facing DUI charges, ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way. This blog post offers an overview of California DUI laws and how the Kann California Law Group can assist you in navigating these challenging times.

What Constitutes a DUI in California?

In California, you are considered to be driving under the influence if you operate a vehicle with the following blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels or higher:

  • 0.08% for drivers 21 years old or older operating regular passenger vehicles.
  • 0.04% for commercial vehicle drivers.
  • Any detectable amount for drivers under 21 years old.

Additionally, California law includes DUI charges for those impaired by drugs, whether prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal substances.

Penalties for a DUI in California

The penalties for a DUI in California vary based on the number of offenses and the specific circumstances of each case. They may include:

  • First Offense: You may face fines, DUI school, license suspension, and possibly jail time.
  • Second and Subsequent Offenses: Penalties increase with each offense, including longer jail time, more extended license suspension, and larger fines.
  • Aggravating Factors: Certain factors, such as causing an accident, having a minor in the vehicle, or having an extremely high BAC, can lead to more severe penalties.

How Kann the California Law Group Can Help

Facing DUI charges can be overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate this process alone. Here's how the Kann California Law Group can assist you:

  • Expert Legal Advice: Our attorneys provide you with knowledgeable guidance based on years of specializing in DUI defense.
  • Custom Defense Strategies: We assess the specifics of your case to develop a tailored defense strategy aimed at reducing or dismissing the charges.
  • Negotiation with Prosecutors: Our team works diligently to negotiate with prosecutors, aiming for reduced penalties or alternative sentencing options.
  • Trial Defense: Should your case go to trial, we offer comprehensive representation, advocating on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Support Through DUI Programs: We can guide you through the process of completing DUI education programs and other court-ordered requirements.

The Importance of Immediate Action

If you've been charged with a DUI in California, time is of the essence. Early intervention by an experienced DUI attorney can significantly influence the direction and outcome of your case. From challenging the traffic stop's legality to questioning the accuracy of BAC testing methods, there are numerous defense strategies that could potentially be employed on your behalf.

Talk to One of Our DUI Attorneys Today

Don't let a DUI charge define your future. With the Kann California Law Group, you have a team of dedicated legal professionals ready to fight for your rights and guide you through this challenging period of your life. If you or someone you know is facing DUI charges in California, contact us today for a free consultation. Our expertise and commitment to our clients' defense make us the premier choice for DUI representation in Southern California.

Remember, a DUI charge is not the end of the road—it's a situation that requires immediate, expert attention. Let the Kann California Law Group be your ally in securing the best possible outcome for your case. The best way to contact us is through our secure confidential contact form. One of our attorneys will reach out to you right away. You can also speak with one of our attorneys directly at 888-744-7730


About the Author

Dan Kann

Daniel E. Kann has devoted his entire legal career exclusively to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution in Southern California. Dan fights criminal cases throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.


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