DUI Law

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) law, also referred to as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) law, refers to state statutes and municipal ordinances that make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming a specified amount of alcohol. These cases are criminal in nature, although they can involve civil penalties, such as a suspension of driving privileges. DUI laws often include prohibitions against driving under the influence of controlled substances as well.

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  • How Will A DWI Affect My Job?

    The implications that a DWI charge can have on your employment.

  • DUI Defenses
      by HG.org

    If you were pulled over during a holiday or any other time of year, you may have been arrested for DUI. However, there are several defenses that a criminal defense attorney may raise to protect you from a conviction.

  • My Kid Got Arrested, What Now? The Pennsylvania Criminal Process For Parents

    Designed to provide parents with general information about the Pennsylvania criminal process in the event that their child has been charged with a crime.

  • Drug Crimes in Colorado

    Colorado law widely regulates the use of medicinal drugs and outright bans the use of most harmful non-medicinal drugs.

  • DWI and DUI Charges in Tarrant County, Texas

    In Tarrant County, Texas, if you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence, consequences may be severe, and are not limited to arrest, DL suspension, and high State Surcharges. A local DWI criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid serious penalties associated with such charges, by pleading your case for a deal or by taking your case to trial at the Tarrant County Justice Court.

  • Ignition Interlock Devices: What You Need to Know

    An Ignition Interlock Device (“IID”) is a device that connects to a vehicle’s ignition and requires a breath sample from the driver in order to start the vehicle and to keep the car operating.

  • DWI Over State Lines: Out-of-State Residents and DWI

    One complication that can make handling a DWI much harder is when the defendant is from another state. This raises numerous issues that may not have simple answers. Every state has slightly different laws, and these laws can change at any time, so it is difficult to know how some of these issues may be resolved. We will separate common types of issues that arise when cases occur across state lines.

  • Field Sobriety Tests

    Before a driver can be arrested for a DUI offense, the investigating officer must be able to form a reasonable suspicion that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating substance. This will be based on the officer’s observations of the driver’s appearance and demeanor and information about drinking or drug use the driver voluntarily provides when asked.

  • Reasonable Suspicion in DWI Cases

    Law enforcement officers are adamant about cracking down on drunk drivers. But what is considered reasonable suspicion when making those stops? Reasonable suspicion can be complicated in DWI cases, but officers must believe some form of criminal activity has taken place before a stop can be made.

  • DUI and the Military

    One frequent concern that those arrested for driving under the influence may have is what effect a DUI conviction would have on a potential military career.


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