A new California law now requires mandatory ignition interlock devices
on motor vehicles owned and operated by motorists convicted of driving
on a suspended license due to a previous alcohol-related conviction. Under
the new law, a person who is required and fails to install an ignition
interlock device is guilty of a criminal misdemeanor.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense in California. It can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor
or as a felony in California depending on the nature of the incident,
the seriousness of injuries and the driver's level of intoxication.
In California, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of 0.08
percent or higher. It is also illegal in California to drive
under the influence of drugs - whether they are recreational or prescription drugs.
If you are convicted of a first-time DUI offense or you are a repeat offender,
it is critical that if you are charged with drunk driving that you contact
a skilled and experienced
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. If you, or someone you know is facing DUI charges, contact
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Robert M. Bernstein at (310) 477-1480 for a free consultation.