Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A few new California laws which may affect your life or those close to you, San Diego DUI lawyers announce

The San Diego County DUI Law Center proudly updates motorists daily.

Today's California Highway Patrol's sharing of new laws, say San Diego
DUI attorneys:

Search Warrants: Chemical Tests (SB 717, DeSaulnier): This amendment
to current law authorizes the issuance of a search warrant to draw
blood from a person in a reasonable, medically approved manner, to
show that the person violated California misdemeanor DUI provisions when that
person has refused an officer request to submit to, or has failed to
complete, a blood test. 

Hit and Run: Statute of Limitations (AB 184, Gatto): This law extends
the statute of limitations for hit-and-run & DUI/hit and run collisions in which death
or permanent, serious injury was a result. A criminal complaint may be
filed within three years of the offense, or one year after the person
was initially identified by law enforcement as a suspect in the
commission of the offense, which ever comes later, but in no case more
than six years after the offense. 

Teen Drivers (SB 194, Galgiani): This law prohibits a person who is
under 18 years of age from using an electronic wireless communications
device to write, send, or read a text-based communication while
driving, even if it is equipped with a hands-free device, regardless of
California DUI or not.

Registration Fees: Vehicle Theft (AB 767, Levine): This law authorizes
counties to increase registration fees by $1 for passenger vehicles
and $2 for commercial vehicles to fund programs related to vehicle
theft crimes in those counties.