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Overview

The California DUI laws are some of the harshest in the country. Only an aggressive proven winner with the knowledge and expertise will command the best possible resolution of your pending criminal DUI and DMV drunk driving case..

Basically in California you start off being charged with a DUI. Depending on the facts of the case and, more importantly, who your DUI lawyer is will determine whether or not you may be able to get your DUI case reduced down to a lesser offense. The most important aspect of getting your DUI case reduced is whether or not the reduced charge is priorable in the future as a DUI. A DUI and Wet Reckless will be looked at in the future as prior convictions to enhance the punishment should you get another DUI or Wet Reckless. A Dry Reckless or an Exhibition of Speed charge is not priorable as a DUI and is what your shooting for in terms of reducing your DUI case. Please find below a list of California statutes describing DUI and the lesser related offenses along with some jury instructions to give you a better understanding of what the charge is, and more importantly, what the prosecution must prove in order to convict you of the particular charge.

Contents

DUI Laws

Punishments

Enhancement Laws

Negligent Operator Laws

Field Sobriety Testing

Orange County DUI Courts/Judges