Did you know, you can be arrested for driving under the limit of 0.08%?
You can be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated even if
you are under the limit if the arresting officer thinks that, based on
the circumstances, you are intoxicated. These circumstances may include
allegations of bad driving, an odor of alcohol, red and/or watery eyes,
or slurred speech. If you are under the 0.08 limit, you could also be
charged with Driving Under the Influence which is sometimes called "driving
while buzzed.". You can also be charged with either DWI or DUI even
if you are under the influence a non-alcoholic substance.
Today, DWI & DUI enforcement has never been stricter. There are enhanced
penalties for driving with a very high BAC (aggravated DWI - 0.18 or higher)
and you can be charged with a felony if you have a prior DWI conviction
(even from out-of-state). You can also be charged with a felony if you
are driving while intoxicated for the first time and minor children are
present during the alleged offense (Leandra's Law). Whether you are
pulled over during a "routine" traffic stop, stopped at a checkpoint,
or otherwise accused of driving while intoxicated, you may be asked to
submit to a breathalyzer test on the side of the road and/or at a police
precinct. Additionally, you may be asked to perform a coordination test
in front of a video camera. If you refuse to take these tests, you may
face an automatic license suspension and the fact of your refusal may
be offered as evidence against you. The subsequent prosecution may result
in a combination of incarceration, a criminal conviction, license revocation,
and the permanent loss of your car.
No matter what your situation entails or how complicated matters may seem,
we will go above and beyond to help you secure the most favorable outcomes
possible. Although you may be worried about what the future holds, you
are not alone. We are here to fight tirelessly for you from start to finish.
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