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Santa Rosa DUI Resources
DUI Resources in California
Our DUI Resources section provides information on Vehicle Code Sections, Breathalyzers, and Blood testing, DUI License Suspension, License Suspension Hearings and More.
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Vehicle Code Sections Applicable to DUI Charges
- Sections 23152-23229.1: This body of statutes provide a definition of the misdemeanor and felony drunk driving, along with a few attendant sections.
- Section 23136: The so-called “zero tolerance” law applying to drivers under 21 with 0.01% blood-alcohol.
- Section 23140: Drivers under 21 with blood-alcohol of 0.05% or greater.
- Section 23520-23521: DUI “sentencing” in juvenile court.
- Section 23502: Further provisions for those convicted of Section 23140 (drivers under 21).
- Section 23536 etc: Sentencing provisions for misdemeanor DUI.
- Section 23554 etc: Sentencing provisions for felony DUI.
- Section 23572: Additional penalties (“enhancements”) in misdemeanor drunk driving cases.
- Section 23575 etc: Provisions requiring installation of “ignition interlock devices” (IIDs).
- Sections 23247-23249: Further describes requirements for installing court-ordered ignition interlock devices.
- Sections 23592-23596: More sentencing provisions.
Breathalyzers and Blood Testing
- How Breathalyzers Work: With excellent simplicity, this describes how these machines generally work. This is a very non-scientific description but gives you the basic idea.
- Alcohol Intoxication Testing: Basic overview of blood alcohol testing
- Introduction to Forensic Toxicology: Evaluation and analysis of toxins in one’s blood.
- Breath Testing Machines: Overview of breath testing.
- Intoxilyzer 5000: The (old) standard breathalyzer used by many of the police agencies when investigating DUI.
DUI License Suspension
- DUI License Suspension Statutes: California Vehicle Code sections defining suspensions in DUI cases.
- The DMV: The California Department of Motor Vehicles.
- DMV FAQs: The Department of Motor Vehicle’s answers to frequently asked questions about DUI license suspensions.
- Drivers Under 21: California’s Zero Tolerance license suspension statutes applying to under-21 drivers arrested for DUI.
- The License Suspension Hearing: Questions and answers from the DMV about the administrative hearing to contest the automatic DUI suspension. (Reminder: You must request a hearing within 10 days of arrest or you waive any right to a hearing.)
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