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The improvements to downtown Long Beach to include the introduction of bars and restaurants has definitely bettered the lives of Long Beach residents and made it a more interesting place to live. However, as a result of the increase in “partying” there is a much larger police presence to include drunk driving checkpoints. Long Beach Driving under the influence cases require that the Prosecutor show the Defendant was driving with a blood alcohol level above a .08 or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and it impaired his/her driving. Impairment means the alcohol caused the Defendant to drive without the requisite care of a reasonable sober person.
Some driving under the influence cases can be reduced to reckless driving under Vehicle Code Section 23103 per Vehicle Code Section 23103.5; normally, this happens when the blood alcohol level is low or there is a good argument for a rising alcohol level. An experienced lawyer like Long Beach DUI Lawyer Will Bruzzo can see whether this option is a possibility for the client. Mr. Bruzzo has even managed to get drunk driving cases that involved accidents reduced to reckless driving offenses.
Driving Under the Influence can be charged under Vehicle Code Sections 23152(a) and 23152 (b). Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) prohibits anyone driving under the influence of any amount of drugs or alcohol that impairs their driving. Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) prohibits anyone driving with a blood alcohol level above .08.
Long Beach Driving under the Influence Lawyer Will Bruzzo has successfully represented many clients on drunk driving charges to include winning at trial. Mr. Bruzzo was able to get a case dismissed after trial despite the fact the client had a .15 blood alcohol level (almost twice the legal limit) and an accident.
Long Beach Driving under the Influence Lawyer Will Bruzzo has successfully represented clients at the DMV Hearing which accompanies every drunk driving case. The DMV hearing is significant because it is that hearing which determines whether the person’s license gets suspended or not. Each person has 10 days following the arrest to contact the DMV and get a hearing. If you hire Mr. Bruzzo he will make arrangements for the hearing himself. Contact the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo for any driving under the influence case at (714) 547-4636.