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Buzzed driving is focus of NHTSA campaign

When you go out with your friends for a night of drinking, you are probably careful to avoid drinking too much, so you do not get a DUI charge. Or, if you know you have had too much to drink, you might rely on a sober friend, taxi or Uber to take you home. What about so-called “buzzed driving,” when you are under California’s legal blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 percent? At the law offices of Leupp & Woodall, this is a question we are familiar with.

Understanding California’s cyberstalking laws

On Jan. 1, 2017, California’s criminal and civil laws against cyberstalking became tougher. As the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, cyberstalking is a crime under Sections 422 and 646.9 of the California Penal Code, conviction of which now could result in a one-year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine. The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse adds that the prison sentence increases to between two and four years if the conviction is for cyberstalking someone in violation of a restraining order.