Are You an Addict if You Get Arrested for DUI?

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In all 50 states, the .08 blood alcohol concentration is considered the legal limit. A BAC of .08 or above is considered driving while intoxicated. Most states have laws that require people who were convicted of drunk driving to undergo an evaluation to determine the extent of their alcohol consumption. If you get arrested for […]

What Is the Difference Between a Breathalyzer and a Blood Test

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You had a few drinks and got pulled over and the police officer asked you to blow into the breathalyzer test. It showed that you were above the legal limit and you got arrested. Later, you got a blood sample test and it showed a high amount as well. But, what if you weren’t drinking […]

What You Need to Know About Drugs & Alcohol Education Programs

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You have probably heard that people who get DUI penalties have to pay high fines, get their license suspended, install an interlock ignition device on their vehicle and attend drug and alcohol education programs. These programs teach people about the risk of addiction. Usually, they are called “DUI school” or “DUI classes.” They may be […]

What Prescribed Drugs Can Lead to DUI?

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Impaired driving isn’t necessarily happening because of drinking alcohol. Some prescription drugs can lead to DUI charges. Taking drugs that have a warning not to drive because they can make you sleepy, or slow down your reactions, can be a reason good enough to end up arrested. If this has happened to you, it’s time […]

Who Will Be At Fault if You Hit a Drunk Pedestrian

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Drunk drivers are dangerous for themselves and everyone on the road. Drinking and driving and illegal in all states and the legal limit of .08 is a reason good enough to get arrested. But what happens when you are involved in a car accident where you hit a drunk pedestrian. Walking while drunk is a dangerous […]

How DUI Charges Can Affect Your Life

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It’s easy to say that you’re a responsible driver who will never have DUI problems. However, it can happen pretty much to anyone. In most states and Oregon, the legal limit of BAC is .08. But, if your BAC varies between .05 and .08, you could easily get charged for DUI. This amount of alcohol […]

What You Need to Know About Driving Children While Intoxicated

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Driving children while intoxicated is not legal, per se. However, when your passengers are children, then you could easily face child endangerment charges. Also, your penalties will be more severe and you’ll have to deal with child protective services. To put it simply, a case like this is complex and requires a skilled and experienced […]

What Causes False Positive Breathalyzer Reading?

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Every driver had at least one experience with a breathalyzer. This is a device that is used by police officers so they can check if there’s alcohol in the driver’s system. In most cases, the breathalyzer is used during sobriety tests. The device is inserted into the mouth of the person and then the display […]

How Can DUI Background Check Affect Your Employment

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A background check could uncover your DUI conviction and affect employment. Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal offenses that can raise a red flag for employer reviews. These reviews are done on pre-employment background checks so the company can see if you have any DUIs or other offenses. If you have committed […]

What You Need to Know About Vehicle Ignition Interlock Devices

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A vehicle ignition interlock device serves as a monitor that will prevent a recently drunk driver from getting behind the wheel under the influence. All states have different programs that use these devices for drivers who operated a vehicle while intoxicated. Thousands of people die in the U.S roadways in accidents caused by drunk or […]

What Happens If Your BAC Shows Lower Than The Legal Limit

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The legal limit for drunk driving is .08 BAC. If an officer pulls you over and asks you to perform the breathalyzer test and it shows a higher result than .08 then it’s a case of DUI. The limit over 0 is for a reason – you can have a glass of wine at dinner […]

What Happens if You Get a DUI Conviction While Driving Company’s Vehicle

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Being arrested for driving under the influence is a stressful situation. A DUI conviction may stick around on your record for some time. However, it is also very dangerous for the driver and other traffic participants. Getting a DUI conviction while driving a company car is a complex case and the consequences will depend. They […]