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Committing a DUI in California could cost you over $45,000 in insurance, fines, attorney, towing and storage, and license reinstatement costs.

The Real Cost of a DUI in California

by Angelo Ilumba on

Most of us are well aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. The exponentially increased risk of hurting yourself and others in an accident should be more than enough to deter everyone from driving under the influence (DUI). Still, just to make the case against drinking and driving even stronger we can take a […]

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Federal Agency Stirring Around the Idea of Lowering BAC Limit to .05 Percent by Alicia Sparks on

One drink might earn you a DUI, if states listen to new recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Although the number of alcohol-related highway fatalities has dropped significantly since America lowered its blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to 0.08 percent, the current cutoff point isn’t exactly a gold standard, says the NTSB. The […]

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Traffic Ticket and DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers by Melissa Crumish on

As the holder of a commercial drivers license (CDL), you’re held to a higher standard when behind the wheel – kind of a the -bigger-the-vehicle-the-bigger-the-responsibilies type mindset. And, with this higher standard comes higher repercussions when traffic tickets and DUI convictions are involved. Traffic Violation Repercussions for Truckers The best advice is to avoid getting ticketed. […]

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Need Legal Help? Tips on Hiring a DUI Attorney by Kathy Teel on

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are serious crimes, punishable by fines, jail time, license suspension or revocation, and a myriad of other life-altering consequences. Whether you’re rightly or wrongly charged with drunk driving, you need adequate representation in court – your cousin the bankruptcy lawyer won’t fit the bill. A […]

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Were You Drunk Driving? DUI and DWI Explained by Cara Hopkins on

Unfortunately, incidents of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are all too common. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident in their lifetime. Because these offenses are so common, we might assume we understand what drunk […]

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Find Out How Much DUI and DWI Convictions Really Cost by Alicia Sparks on

Think you know how expensive driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions are? That all they carry are big fines and attorney fees, right? Think again! Drunk Driving Can Drain Your Bank Account Just take a look at some of the costs associated with DUI and DWI: Fines: In addition to […]

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