If you are arrested for driving under the influence in Santa Monica, California, DUI attorneys Michael Karagozian and Allyson Rudolph can help guide you through the legal process and provide you with legal advice.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime in which a driver or someone who is in physical control of a car is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk driving, as it is commonly known, refers to operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater.
An individual can also be arrested for driving with any detectable amount of an illicit or even a prescription drug in their system.
The penalties for driving under the influence or drunk driving may include jail time, fines, DUI classes, court-ordered alcohol counseling, driver’s license suspensions, and other consequences. If a person is arrested under suspicion of a DUI and refuses to take the chemical test (blood or breath), the person could be punished for this refusal. A refusal to submit to the test could result in a one-year suspension of their driver’s license.