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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  • DUI Laws - Questions Answered
      by HG.org

    Driving under the influence arrests and charges are confusing and lengthy and may end in a license suspension or prison time with potentially additional fines. In some states, the laws do not require a suspect to take the field sobriety tests officers often ask in making a DUI arrest.

  • Retrograde Extrapolation Explained
      by HG.org

    Retrograde extrapolation is the technical term and method for determining whether someone was intoxicated at the time of arrest even when testing is completed at a later time. Often in driving under the influence cases, suspects are not tested for their blood alcohol level at the time of accident or arrest. Retrograde extrapolation helps decide if the suspect was actually illegally drunk behind the wheel, though the test results may show a lower blood alcohol level once in police custody.

  • DUI Felony Charges
      by HG.org

    Driving while under the influence (DUI) is a broad spectrum of charges and until recently was only considered a misdemeanor in many states, including the state of Colorado. However, now certain classes of this charge can be considered a felony, which has its own set of sanctions to follow. A felony DUI can occur in most states when a suspect has a record of at least three driving under the influence charges over a lifetime.

  • DUI Felony Bill Details
      by HG.org

    Before new laws, all DUI cases were charged as misdemeanors in some states, unless someone was killed in a DUI accident. However, now individuals in many states who have prior conviction records may be charged with a felony DUI that issues two to six years in prison instead of the usual one year.

  • DUI Explained in Detail
      by HG.org

    DUI stands for driving under the influence, of drugs or alcohol, and covers an extensive range of charges and situations. Driving under the influence is strictly prohibited in any method of transportation. The officer who stops the driver usually has the discretion to make this arrest.

  • Supreme Court Addresses Breathalyzer Tests

    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that a North Dakota DUI law making it a crime to refuse a “deep-lung” breath test is unconstitutional.

  • Athens GA DUI Driver in Felony Homicide by Vehicle Case Highlights High Risk for Recreational Marijuana Users

    Because marijuana use requires several days to be eliminated from the user's body, many marijuana users risk Felony Homicide by Vehicle and Felony Serious Injury charges when an accident occurs and blood tests show the mere presence of marijuana or other controlled substance (drug that requires a doctor's prescription). Hundreds of thousands of drivers whose daily recreational marijuana use creates the risk of lengthy state prisons sentences when a fatality occurs when they are driving.

  • Georgia Drivers License - DUI Suspension and How to Protect Your Administrative License Suspension Appeal

    Georgia Driver License suspension after a DUI arrest in Georgia - After a DUI arrest in Georgia, the Georgia drivers license of virtually every person taken to jail is confiscated. An out-of-state drivers license can also be confiscated. This seizure of your drivers license is part of the Georgia implied consent law, and a 30-day permit is issued. Not appealing this DUI license suspension within 10 BUSINESS DAYS after arrest, triggers loss of the right to drive in GA for 12 full months.

  • How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended

    Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within 10 business days, and this is a HARD deadline.

  • 97 Reasons to Fight a DUI charge; DUI Penalties; DUI Consequences; and Pleading Guilty = 100% Chance of Losing

    For the past 30 years, an average of 1.5 million American drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI drugs. In the states lacking a first offender act for DUI, no pretrial diversion and where no expungement of a DUI conviction is possible, fewer than 15% of all accused drivers avoid conviction. Three key factors determine who that 15% will be: (1) a defeatist attitude of the client (2) hiring the wrong lawyer and (3) lack of full information on DUI consequences.


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