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What is the Difference Between a DUI and a DWI?

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Every driver in California has likely heard the terms “DUI” and “DWI” around and understood that they refer to criminal prohibitions against intoxicated driving. And most people understand that DUI stands for “driving under the influence” while DWI stands for “driving while...
What Are My Rights at a DUI Checkpoint in California?

What Are My Rights at a DUI Checkpoint in California?

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In a previous blog post, we talked about your rights before you pull up to a DUI checkpoint in California. As explained there, DUI sobriety checkpoints are considered constitutional in California — 11 states consider them unconstitutional under state or federal law —...
What are my rights before I pull up to a DUI checkpoint?

What are my rights before I pull up to a DUI checkpoint?

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Why are there DUI or Sobriety Checkpoints? The California Highway Patrol is authorized to conduct sobriety checkpoint inspections under California Vehicle Code 2814.2 VC. The purpose of the checkpoints is to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the state’s highways, and thereby...
How to Handle Yourself at a DUI Checkpoint to Avoid Trouble

How to Handle Yourself at a DUI Checkpoint to Avoid Trouble

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DUI checkpoints have been in existence for over 25 years in various states. Proponents have argued that it has been effective in reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities while opponents have and continue to rage against its constitutionality. Since law enforcement is normally...
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Tricks and Tips for Dodging a DUI Checkpoint

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DUI checkpoints are roadblocks set up by local authorities for the primary purpose of nabbing intoxicated drivers. They are generally set up at night, since most drinking at bars and restaurants occurs in the evening, along roads where police feel that they are more apt to catch...