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California definition of "Drunk Driving"

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Anders Johnson
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Whether you are driving in the Richmond District in San Francisco, or asleep at the wheel in the Mission District, it is important to know what exactly is "drunk driving" in California.

The legal definitions of "driving" and "drunk" can be inteprreted in many ways.  You can be driving even though you are approached by a police officer in a parked park with the engine off, or in an accident with the keys out of the ignition.  The key is whether the police, and the District Attorney, can place you in the driver's seat.

Being "drunk" doesn't necessarily mean having a lot of drinks in the SOMA area.  The key is whether you are legally impaired.  This can be accomplished not only by alcohol, but illicit drugs, prescribed drugs, cough mediicine, or other substances which impair your ability to drive.

Obviously, once you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, a qualified DUI attorney in the San Francisco area can help determine whether you fall into the legal definitions under the law.

Category: DUI and DWI Laws For California

1 Comments to "California definition of "Drunk Driving""

Drunken drive is as dangerous as committing suicide and it also kills to those innocent people without mistake. California DUI rule is strict because first time accused also must have to pay $1000 and second time offender have to go for presentments for minimum 90 days with fine of $1000. Such like rules can minimize drunken drive. I think California DUI rule should be follow by all countries .

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Posted by Diwakar on November 17, 2008 at 01:47 PM

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