Driving a motor vehicle in the state of California while under the influence of any mind-altering substances, including alcohol, illegal narcotics, or prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can result in serious consequences. A conviction on a DUI charge can result in points on your driver’s license (which can lead to a suspension), a limit on your driving privileges, increased insurance costs, mandatory enrollment in rehabilitation programs, extensive fines, and even jail time. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, it is important to remember that you have legal rights if pulled over on suspicion of driving while under the influence. In our case review, we will explore every possible option for your defense, including any actions by law enforcement agents that may invalidate the evidence against you.
It is possible to serve jail time if found guilty of reckless driving. The California motor vehicle code states that any person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people is guilty of reckless driving. Additionally, the law states that any individual who drives recklessly in an off-street parking facility may be found guilty of the crime of reckless driving as well if he or she showed a blatant disregard for the safety of persons or property. A criminal defense attorney from our office can help if you have been charged with reckless driving.