At around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010, a 25 year old Vallejo woman had herself arrested for drunk driving. Nancy Murcia told Vallejo police officers that she felt compelled to call 911 to report that she had been drinking and driving. Officers pulled her over near Florida and Sacramento Streets in Vallejo and found that she was in fact driving under the influence.
Ms. Murcia could be facing possible county jail time ranging from six months to one year depending on whether this is her first or multiple arrest for DUI. Driver’s in California arrested for drunk driving also face the potential loss of their driving privilege from the DMV for between four months to four years. The length of driver’s license suspension or revocation varies based on factors including prior convictions and whether the driver refused to submit to a chemical test to determine their blood alcohol concentration.
Multiple offenders can now obtain a restricted driving privilege after ninety days of suspension on a second offense and six months of suspension on a third offense provided they install an ignition interlock device (IID) on their car and provide proof of DUI program attendance and and SR22.
If you are arrested for DUI, whether in Vallejo, Fairfield, Benicia, or elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, call an experienced aggressive driving under the influence attorney for help.
For more information about driving under the influence, traffic and criminal charges in Solano County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, or for a free consultation, call Solano County Criminal Defense Attorney John Stanko at 707-642-8900, 415-755-8899, or toll free at 1-877-204-8900.