Vehicle Offenses

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Vehicle Offenses

 

HIT AND RUN

DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE

DUI WITH INJURY

DUI


 

Hit and run

Hit and Run is codified as a crime in California under 20001 (a) and 20002 (a) of the California Vehicle Code. The punishment and consequence for such a conviction can have very serious results and you could be placed on probation, placed in county jail or even sent to state prison; all depending upon the facts of the case.. The punishment for such will be in large part be dictated by the extent of injury or damage or nature of the act. If serious bodily injury has occurred then the offense may be charged as a felony. More...


 

Driving on a Suspended License

Driving on a suspended license is codified as a crime in California under 14601 (a) through 14601.5 of the California Vehicle Code. The punishment and consequence for such a conviction can have very serious results and your car can be impounded upon arrest. The sentence for such a conviction can range from probation to a county jail commitment depending upon the totality of facts and circumstances in the case.

The defense to the charge in this type of case is very straight forward, you were driving without knowledge of the suspension. If you knew you were suspended and drove then there is little else to raise except to attempt to mitigate the punishment through plea negotiations. More...

 


 

DUI with Injury

Driving under the influence, more commonly referred to as DUI or sometimes drunk driving, is no longer looked upon as a minor traffic offense. If you have been charged with a DUI causing injury then the consequence of such a conviction in California can be devastating to many individuals and such a conviction will often result in a county jail commitment or even state prison. The punishment for such will be in large part be dictated by the extent of injury. If serious bodily injury has occurred then the offense may be charged as a felony. This area of criminal defense has become a specialty in and of itself within the criminal defense bar.

Mr. Campbell, who is Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, played a leading role in the formation of the Board Certification program of the National College for DUI Defense. That Board Certification is now recognized by the American Bar Association.

In California, the charge of DUI with injury is found under Vehicle Section 23153 (a), driving under the influence causing injury, and Vehicle Code Section 23153(b), driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more and causing injury. Both offenses are referred to as wobblers, meaning they could be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the discretion of the prosecutor. The sentence and punishment for both are identical. If convicted of both you can only be sentenced to one sentence and the other will be stayed by operation of law; however, to get out of the DUI with injury consequences you must avoid a conviction of both offenses. An added punishment in this area can be not only the extent of the injury but also the number of individuals injured. All of which can add additional time to the sentence.

Because this area of criminal defense is so complicated and specialized, we have created a separate web page dedicated entirely to DUI as well as information on Mr. Campbell’s experience and reputation in this area of criminal defense. Mr. Campbell is publicly recognized as one of the most successful DUI defense lawyers in the country. For more detailed information on these crimes please visit www.DrunkDrivingDefensePro.com.


 

DUI

Driving under the influence, more commonly referred to as DUI or sometimes drunk driving, is no longer looked upon as a minor traffic offense. The consequence of a DUI conviction in California can be devastating to many individuals. This area of criminal defense has become a specialty in and of itself within the criminal defense bar.

Mr. Campbell, who is Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, played a leading role in the formation of the Board Certification program of the National College for DUI Defense. That Board Certification is now recognized by the American Bar Association.

In California, the charge of DUI is found under Vehicle Section 23152 (a), driving under the influence, and Vehicle Code Section 23152(b), driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more. Both offenses are misdemeanors. The sentence and punishment for both are identical. If convicted of both you can only be sentenced to one sentence and the other will be stayed by operation of law; however, to get out of the DUI consequences you must avoid a conviction of both offenses.

Because this area of criminal defense is so complicated and specialized, we have created a separate web page dedicated entirely to DUI as well as information on Mr. Campbell’s experience and reputation in this area of criminal defense. Mr. Campbell is publicly recognized as one of the most successful DUI defense lawyers in the country. For more detailed information on these crimes please visit www.DrunkDrivingDefensePro.com.