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DUI Lawyer Info

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What is DUI?

"Driving under the influence" (DUI) is sometimes called "drunk driving" or driving while intoxicated (DWI) and has two meanings:

First, you may be arrested for DUI or DWI for driving when your mental and/or physical abilities are adversely affected by drugs, alcohol, or a mixture of alcohol and drugs. Indeed, according to the law, it makes absolutely no difference whether the drug is illegal or legal, over-the-counter or prescription.

If drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs negatively affects your ability to judge distances, sight, hearing, reaction time, or any other physical or mental ability used in driving, you may be found guilty of a drunk driving offense.

Second, you can receive a "driving under the influence" (DUI) arrest for driving with a blood alcohol level over the state's maximum permissible blood alcohol limit. As of May, 2007, the limit for adults is 0.08% in all 50 U.S. states.

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Why Do I Need a DUI Lawyer?

Being arrested for DUI can elicit feelings of fear, anxiety, embarrassment, depression, and anger. Keep in mind that individuals from all walks of life have been arrested for "driving under the influence."

And try to remember that the more control you take over in your life now, including educating yourself about current and relevant DUI laws, the greater peace of mind you will probably experience once your DUI has been resolved. Due to the fact that you are in a vulnerable position, it would appear to make a lot of sense for you to consult with a DUI attorney you can trust and one who will fight for your legal rights.

Any DUI defense includes challenging the "stop and arrest" by the police officer who arrested you. Another significant aspect of a DUI defense is getting the breath test results suppressed.

Even if the breath test can not be suppressed, to the contrary, a DUI lawyer may be able to discount the results altogether. Recent challenges that have led to "suppression" include the following:

  • Software problems in the testing.

  • Defective warnings prior to conducting the test machine.

  • A constitutional challenge to the new DUI statute itself.

  • A lack of calibration and certification of a thermometer in the breathalyzer machine.

During the course of a DUI investigation if there are irregularities or evidence that could cause the DUI charge to be thrown out of court, it is highly improbable that the court system, the police, or the prosecution will be greatly "motivated" to inform you of these irregularities.

Indeed, in many cases, you may never realize that an "irregularity" ever happened. A DUI attorney, it can be noted, may be able to find such "irregularities" and bring this evidence to the attention of the prosecution and the court. And at times and based on this "evidence," your DUI lawyer may be able to get your charges considerably reduced or dismissed.

Have you been charged with DUI? A local DUI lawyer may be able to help you fight the charges against you and save your driver's license.

Disclaimer

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The content of this website serves two purposes: first and foremost, providing relevant information and second, making an income based on our affiliate relationships.

Neither Integrity Business Systems and Solutions nor Drug Abuse Facts renders medical or legal advice or professional services. Moreover, none of the content on Drug Abuse Facts establishes an attorney-client relationship.

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The outcome of a legal action necessarily depends on the facts and circumstances particular to that action and, as a consequence, results will be different from case to case.

What is more, every once-in-a-while, the DUI laws change and the information on Drug Abuse Facts may not reflect the most current changes.

No individual should rely upon or act upon any legal information contained on this website without first seeking the advice of a lawyer.

Additionally, no individual should rely upon or act upon any medical or psychological information contained on this website without first seeking the advice of a doctor or a healthcare professional.

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