Thursday, August 21, 2008

DUI Nuisance?- lose your car in California

California DUI attorneys remind people who repeatedly drive drunk in California they might soon find themselves instead walking or riding a bus.

Calaveras County California District Attorney Jeffrey Tuttle this month announced his office will seek to take the motor vehicles of people who get more than one conviction for driving drunk or intoxicated.

California Vehicle Code Section 23596 allows a judge in California DUI cases to declare a motor vehicle a nuisance if it is owned by someone who had an earlier conviction.

Once declared a California DUI nuisance, the car can be seized and sold.

Starting this month, the district attorney has promised to file a motion to have the cars declared a nuisance in every possible California drunk driving case. The Calaveras County Sheriff's Department will sell the cars, and the county will keep the proceeds.