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How to Keep Your License in 2019

Wondering how to avoid license suspension in California after a 2019 DUI arrest? We’ve got answers.  Senate Bill; 1046 recently passed and has a tremendous impact on people’ ability to people to continue driving (legally). This means that keeping your license after your first,, second, and third offense is now more reality than fantasy.  How…

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Is Your UBER Driver DUI?

The Consumer Protection and Enforcement Division reviewed complaints of intoxicated Uber drivers from August 2014 to August 2015, of which there were more than 2,000.  Uber gave the boot to 574 of their drivers.  When the government agency looked more closely, they found that Uber failed to investigate 133 of the complaints and they took…

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NEW 2019 DUI Law Lets You Keep Your License

SB1046, effective 1/1/2019, has made major changes to the DUI laws that previously caused a complete suspension of your driving privileges in many cases. This will Let You Keep Your License! It is important to note that the law is not retroactive. By that, I mean that it only applies to violations that occur on…

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Ever heard of the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC)?

It’s a state-funded study of gun violence. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill on 12/12/18 that, if successful, would ban Californians convicted of multiple DUI offenses or a vehicular manslaughter charge while intoxicated from owning or possessing firearms for a period of 10 years. Research conducted by UCFC Director Dr. Garen J. Wintemute indicates…

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Wet Reckless in Sacramento

What is a Wet Reckless?   It is a way for the prosecution and defense to resolve DUIs with lower BACs or cases with potential proof problems.  It is a way to resolve a DUI without the expense or uncertainty of trial.  It is a negotiated disposition or plea bargain to a lesser charge.  …

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County of Sacramento Jail Alternatives

There are presently three ways to avoid doing actual jail time in Sacramento County.  They are the Home Detention/Work Furlough, Work Project and Community Service Programs. All three programs are run by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and are located at 700 North 5th Street. I picked up a number of forms and related paperwork…

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Ultimate Sacramento DUI School Guide: Part 2 – Terra Nova DDP

Terra Nova DDP – Locations, Contact Info, and Common Questions Terra Nova DDP has three locations in the Sacramento area.  I made a point of visiting each of the locations and spent some time speaking with the director since I had many of the same questions you probably have.  I’ll cover many of the questions…

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First Offense non-injury DUI in Sacramento County

The following information is simply meant to give you some insight into how a case might move through the system in Sacramento County.  Hopefully this will give you the tools you need to make the right decisions based on the facts and circumstances of your own case.  If you are only interested in the possible…

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