California gears up for more DUI prosecutions

Sep 12, 2007 @ 11:05 AM — by Myles L. Berman

This year, California prosecutors announced they received a Federal grant in the amount of $3.6 million to reduce DUI / Drunk Driving in the State of California. Funding is to assist in the hiring of prosecutors to train other prosecutors on how to better handle DUI / Drunk Driving prosecutions. The ultimate goal is to increase the 77% conviction rate of all DUI / Drunk Driving arrests in the state of California. In addition to convicting more people for DUI / Drunk Driving, the state also hopes to generate more sources of revenue as a result of court fines imposed upon a DUI / Drunk Driving conviction.

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