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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  • Consequences of Refusing a Breathalyzer Test in Texas
      by HG.org

    Texas law enforcement officers may give a Breathalyzer to individuals whom they suspect of drinking and driving. The results of this test are often used to help establish a criminal defendantís guilt of driving while intoxicated. In order to avoid providing such evidence that may ultimately be used against the defendant, the suspect may decide to refuse to take such a test. However, there may be consequences for refusal.

  • Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

    Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used did not alleviate her symptoms. Then the family doctor in Texas suggested they try cannabis.

  • Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California
      by HG.org

    Like many other states, California has a number of underage drinking laws that prohibit people under 21 years of age from drinking or being in possession of alcohol. Specific laws that individuals should be aware of and related information about these laws include:

  • Ignition Devices for DUI Offenses: Can I Get a Waiver?
      by HG.org

    Due to the public recognition of the risks of accidents caused by drinking and driving, many states have implemented laws that require the installation of an ignition interlock device, especially during second or subsequent convictions. In some situations, a person may try to waive the requirement to install this device in their vehicle.

  • Finding the Best DUI Attorney: Is "Best Rated" Really the Best?

    For those skilled in Internet searches and Google rankings, narrowing down your search for the best DUI lawyer can be challenging. Pushing past puffery, fake lawyer ratings and deceptive descriptions means that Web surfer must be patient, and drill down to find which DUI attorneys have the very best REAL credentials and client reviews.

  • Drinking Citations and College Students - You Might Want to Call a Lawyer

    An underage drinking ticket in Wisconsin faces a penalty of a fine from $250 to $500 for the first offense. Many students believe that this is the end of their punishment and the consultation of an attorney is not necessary. Moreover, students wrongly think that if their drinking tickets take place off-campus, they are immune from disciplinary action from the University.

  • Are Miranda Warnings Required for DUI Jail Time?
      by HG.org

    The issuing of Miranda Rights to persons that have been pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol does not necessarily need to be spoken by police officers. When someone has been detained and imprisoned in a local jail, the driver under suspicion may or may not have had his or her Miranda Rights stated.

  • The Severe Consequences of a DUI Conviction

    Bad thing can happen to good people such as in the case of DUI conviction. The effect can be devastating and it will affect the quality of your life no matter which angle you look at. You have one mandatory thing to do and that is to find a competent DUI attorney in the area of your DUI charges.

  • Reinstating Your Driverís License after a DUI Conviction in Tampa, Florida

    A competent DUI attorney can help you fight for your reinstating your driver license in Tampa, Florida.

  • DUI with Child in Car in Georgia: Misdemeanor DUI and Potential Felony DUI Punishment

    DUI with Child in Car is a form of Child Endangerment that not only carries potential jail time at the county lock-up, but can also constitute a felony child endangerment and loss of all driving privileges for many years or even for LIFE. In fact a substantial minority of states now make driving under the influence with a child in a vehicle a felony.

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