Underage Drinking and Driving

Underage drinking is a nationwide problem and presents direct challenges for parents, high schools, and universities. An even more prevalent issue is underage drinking and driving. The Center for Disease Control, based on a national survey conducted in 2013, reported that 22% of … [Read more...]

California laws regarding DUI and drivers under the age of 21

California laws regarding dui and drivers under the age of 21. In late September of 2014, officers placed a 16 year-old under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and several other offenses. The teen allegedly stole a vehicle from a family member … [Read more...]

Alleged DUI incident yields violent, but nonfatal, crash near Cotati

A 19-year-old Sebastopol man faces DUI charges after crossing the center line of Sonoma County road and crashing head-on into a vehicle driven by a Novato woman. CHP officers at the scene allegedly found a hypodermic needle in the man’s truck and concluded that the man appeared … [Read more...]

Drunk Drivers and Street Racers in Sonoma County

While drunk drivers and street racers in Sonoma County is a public safety concern, it seems that we are not alone. In recent months, law enforcement officers have made street racing arrests on Highway 101, and also along Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa. While none of those recent … [Read more...]

DUI Conviction Affects Car Insurance Rates – Yes, No?

After being convicted for a DUI, many have concerns how a  DUI conviction affects car insurance rates.  The best way to avoid a DUI as well as the ramifications that stem from it is of course to avoid drinking and driving.  However, for our readers who have had their license … [Read more...]

DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin show significant increase from 2011

Authorities in Marin County have reported a sizable uptick in the number of DUI arrests of underage drivers in Marin County who are also drinking and driving drunk, Patch.com reports. According to a statement from law enforcement, the increase is not the result of stepped-up … [Read more...]

Teenage Drunk Driving Prevention

Driving under the influence is a continuing issue among California teenage drivers.  It is common knowledge that a driver will be charged with a DUI if his/her BAC level is .08 or higher.  However, as our Santa Rosa DUI attorneys often share with local families, teenage drivers … [Read more...]

California DUI Under 21—Programs and Penalties

Many California teenagers learn in driving school that a DUI applies to those with a BAC level of .08 or higher. But for a driver younger than the legal drinking age, any amount of alcohol that is detected in their system is also a DUI.  If your teenager has been charged with an … [Read more...]

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