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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  • When Liability Extends Beyond a Drunk Driver

    Did you know that every day in the United States 29 people die from alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes? This astounding figure might make you want to point the finger solely at the drivers; however, the legal reality is that the liability for drunk driving accidents sometimes extends beyond the driver.

  • Can You Get Deported for a DUI or Crime?

    If you are a non-US citizen that needs to know crime or DUI immigration consequences, this guide is for you. Here we review deportable crimes, DUI immigration issues and how DUI affects immigration status and green cards.

  • What Is Aggravated DUI?

    Aggravated DUI is a second type of "Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol" charge (DUI-DWI). Since an important 1964 Study from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the National Highway Traffic Administration has pushed all state legislatures to ADD a new, more punitive category of drunk driving offense, that is typically called aggravated DUI.

  • DUID and Missouri DWI Law

    Most people know that DUI and DWI are basically the same thing in Missouri, and mean driving while intoxicated or under the influence. However, you may not be familiar with the term DUID, which while a less common offense stands for driving under the influence of drugs.

  • Refusing a Sobriety or Chemical Test in North Carolina
      by HG.org

    North Carolina has strict guidelines pertaining to drinking and driving. Individuals who are convicted of this offense can face significant penalties, including jail time, expensive fines and a prolonged loss of driving privileges. Additionally, a person may acquire a criminal history which can interfere with job opportunities, a professional reputation, social standing, living arrangements and other aspects of a person’s life.

  • Problems with Field Sobriety Tests and Breathalyzers in Georgia
      by HG.org

    When people are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence, field sobriety and breathalyzer test results are often used as evidence against them to secure a conviction. However, these types of tests may be plagued with significant problems that can be used as a basis to challenge the prosecution’s case. It is important to talk to a criminal defense lawyer if facing charges for DUI to determine whether these types of challenges may apply to your case.

  • Challenging a DUI in Washington, D.C.
      by HG.org

    Washington, D.C. law enforcement takes DUI offenses seriously and is known for rarely offering favorable plea bargains. The Office of the Attorney General is responsible for prosecuting these offenses within the district. If you are facing DUI charges, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in the district for assistance.

  • What Are Preliminary Alcohol Screeners?
      by HG.org

    In order to measure the blood alcohol level of a driver suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol, local law enforcement will use a preliminary alcohol-screening test in the field. This is a type of hand-held breathalyzer with standard accurate measurements of the concentration of the liquor in the bloodstream as tested through the breath of the driver.

  • When a Drunk Driver Causes a Car Accident

    Anyone who is involved in a car accident has the potential to be dealing with serious injuries, some of which may be life threatening.

  • West Virginia DUI Checkpoints Near Me – Police Checkpoints – Sobriety Roadblocks

    West Virginia is one of 38 states that permit warrantless, random sobriety Roadblock and DUI checkpoints. These cases can be won, since (until proven to have been properly set up, authorized and operated in accordance with a programmatic level plan) are deemed to be unconstitutional.


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