18 MORE MONTHS FOR IID PROGRAM

Posted on: October 28, 2015 by in DUI
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Orange County DUI defense attorneyCalifornia Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

If you are charged in Orange County or anywhere else in California with driving under the influence under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), take your case immediately to an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney. In Sacramento, Los Angeles, Alameda, and Tulare County, if you are convicted of DUI for the first time, you will have to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. You’ll pay about $100 for the installation, and you’ll also pay a monthly maintenance and rental fee.

California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 61 into law in September. The legislation extends for another eighteen months the four-county IID pilot program that was set to end in December. California established the pilot program in four counties in 2010 to determine if mandatory IID use is an effective tool against intoxicated driving. The IID pilot program will now extend through mid-2017, giving lawmakers additional time to study the effectiveness of the IID to reduce drunk driving. The IID requires a driver to “blow” a breath sample to start a motor vehicle. If the IID measures alcohol on the driver’s breath above a specified limit, the vehicle won’t start.

A DUI conviction can change your life in profound but very unpleasant ways. You’ll be fined, your driver’s license will be suspended, you’ll be put on probation, and you’ll have to attend DUI school. A jail sentence is also quite possible. Let an experienced DUI lawyer guide through each stage of the legal process, protect your rights, and fight aggressively on your behalf. Your attorney can challenge the legality of the traffic stop, the results of breathalyzer tests, and the veracity of the arresting officer’s testimony. No lawyer can ever promise a specific outcome in any criminal case, but the fact is that good DUI lawyers routinely prevail on behalf of their clients in southern California. If you are charged with DUI, speak at once to an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney.

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