Facing Federal DUI Charges?
In order to be charged with a Federal DUI, the alleged crime must occur on federal property or property under federal jurisdiction. Commonly, offenses happen in national parks and on military bases, although, there are many additional locations controlled by the federal government. An individual may be arrested and charged with a federal DUI if he or she had a BAC above the legal limit while operating a motor vehicle. If you have received a Federal DUI charge while in a nation park, you will be charged and prosecuted pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations. Under the laws of the National Park Service, a Federal DUI charge is a class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in jail, hefty fines and probation, potentially up to five years. Furthermore, the National Park Service can perform a chemical test of their choice, whether you agree or not. Your refusal to submit to the testing is considered a criminal offense.
Should you receive a Federal DUI charge on other federal property that is not a national park, you are subject to the laws of California through the Assimilative Crimes Act. Pursuant to the Assimilative Crimes Act, if you are convicted of DUI, you face federal and state law punishments. You are also required to submit to chemical testing, and refusal could lead to a loss of driving privileges on federal land for up to twelve months. If you have a Federal DUI charge, we strongly suggest you contact an experienced California DUI attorney immediately. The complexities of the Federal DUI charge requires the expertise of attorneys who specialize in DUI law and defense. Our Chico DUI lawyers have obtained successful results for our clients and work tirelessly to challenge your charges. Contact our Chico DUI attorneys today for a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your case. .