In our last post, we talked about the legitimate ways in which an accused DUI offender can prevail over the charges against him or her. Plenty of people have been cleared of the charges against them under these circumstances. But many more suffer the wrath of the criminal justice system and found guilty (or plead guilty) to DUI charges. So what can these people do? What options do they have after the charges against them stick?
It is understandable to think that someone who has been charged with drunk driving is going to get what is coming to him or her; that the charges are simply unbeatable, and that the accused individual will feel the consequences of those charges for a long time. While this is often the fate of people accused of DUI, there are also plenty of cases where the charges against the accused individual are dropped or dismissed, or where the accused individual beats the charges.
Back in 2000, California voters were tired of too many people being sent to jail for minor and non-violent drug offenses, so they passed the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000, or Proposition 36.