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State by State Breathalyzer Limit Chart

In every state it is a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If you are stopped for a suspected DUI a field sobriety test will usually be administered. If you fail part of the field sobriety test you will be given a breathalyzer test. The most common method law […]

Daytime Drinking and Driving: Increasing Threat in the Light of Day

Highway patrol checkpoints are a common sight on any highway in the U. S. A. on holidays, weekends, and some weekdays. These checkpoints are one method used by law enforcement to combat drunk driving. Officers set up near events and venues where people typically drink alcohol. Places like concerts, dance clubs, and sporting events are […]

Think You Had an Unfair Drunk Driving Charge? Your Next Steps

Picture this, you’ve been pulled over and the cops want to test you for alcohol. You know that there is no way your blood alcohol level is over the limit but you end up being charged for drunk driving anyway. Believe it or not, this is more common than you would think due to how […]

Can You Be a Teacher With a DUI On Your Record?

If you are wanting to pursue a career in teacher but have a DWI/DUI conviction on your record, you may have some challenges looming ahead of you. Many of today’s employers require thorough background checks to be conducted, along with documentation that is likely to reveal these prior convictions. Unlike a couple of decades ago, […]

Cause and Cost of Teen Drunk Driving

People who are between the ages of 16 and 24 only make up about 14 percent of the population. However, they make up 28 percent of the people who are involved in a drunk driving accident are between the ages of 16 and 24. It is estimated that 10 percent of high school students drink […]

How to Obtain Bail for a DUI

Simply stated, being arrested and going to jail in of itself is always a harrowing experience. Imagine that experience being compounded by the fact that the defendant is not at the time of arrest in full control of their faculties. It is important to be aware of this when trying to post bail, and equally […]

Drunk Simulation Goggles and What It Teaches About Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is never something to laugh at, but most who have a few drinks and drive don’t believe it will ever happen to them. “I only had two drinks,” might be one answer from someone ready to drive home from a light night of indulgence, but what a lot of folks fail to understand is that […]

What Are “No Refusal” Blood-Draw DUI Checkpoints and How Can They Affect You?

Whether you have been drinking and driving or you are just tired, you always run the risk that you will be pulled over and forced to have your blood drawn. No one wants an impaired driver to injure or kill after having a fun night out with friends and the “no refusal” blood draw looks […]

Can I Buy a Handgun If I Have a DUI?

Generally, anyone convicted of a felony cannot purchase a handgun. It’s important to know both federal and state DUI laws so you can find out where you fit in. Having a DUI on your record is pretty serious business and will affect a lot of things you might not have expected. One of these is […]

What Happens When A Pilot Gets A DUI/DWI?

If you drive under the influence you will be faced with consequences, but if you are pilot, those consequences could end your career. Getting a DWI or a DUI can be a serious offense for anyone, but pilots have even more to worry about. The law regarding DWI’s and DUI’s for pilots is a bit […]