DUI and DWI's Law Guide

A DUI, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is one of the most common convictions in the United States. A DUI charge may cover a large range of situations, and will vary depending on the state it occurs in and the situation. Learn more about how a DUI charge is usually prosecuted, how to fight it, and how a lawyer can help you.

Lawyers Guide
  • ContentWhat is DUI / DWI 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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  • ContentLaws Concerning Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

    When we hear DUI, we usually think of alcohol intoxication. However, some involve the consumption of drugs. The consequences for driving under the influence of drugs may be comparable or worse than driving under the influence of alcohol. Find out more.

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  • ContentWho Can Be Charged with a DUI?

    While it is common knowledge that anyone driving with an over the limit blood alcohol content may be arrested for a DUI, it can be unclear if an arrest is warranted when other factors trigger a DUI arrest.

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  • ContentPossible Legal Consequences After a DUI

    There are many different possible legal consequences of being convicted of a DUI, and these vary state by state. Learn how a DUI conviction may trigger a license suspension, cause an immigrant to be deported, and other common possible consequences.

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  • ContentWhat Are Field Tests and Breathalyzers?

    Field tests and breathalyzer tests are usually the method by which an officer arrests someone on a DUI charge. Learn about different types of tests, if you’re able to refuse a test, and how to contest a flawed test.

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  • ContentDefending Against a DUI

    Have you been charged with a DUI that you would like to dispute? Discover possible DUI defenses and how you may be able to beat a DUI conviction.

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  • ContentAccidents and Fatalities Involving DUI and DWIS

    What happens when you are affected by an automotive accident where alcohol or drugs is involved? Learn how to pursue compensation if you are the victim, or what you might be charged with if you caused the accident.

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  • ContentLaws Regarding Police Traffic Stops and DUI Charges

    When can police officers set up DUI checkpoints and roadblocks? Find out when they might violate fourth amendment rights and what you should do if you are stopped.

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  • ContentHow Can A Lawyer Help With a DUI Charge?

    Many individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence feel that a lawyer is unnecessary. However, a lawyer can help with a defense or lowering or eliminating charges from the offender’s records. Discover how hiring a lawyer can help you.

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