Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs is also referred to as a DUI or sometimes DWI.

The Adult DUI

The charge for an adult is DUI.

A Driving Under the Influence is a gross misdemeanor, which has a maximum of 364 days in jail and additional court penalties.

  • Requires a blood alcohol content of .08 or,
  • 5 nanograms or higher for Driving under the influence of Marijuana or,
  • In the alternative, be under the influence of Drugs or Alcohol.

Underage DUI

The charge for someone under the age of 21 is Driver Under Twenty-One consuming alcohol or marijuana and is operating or being in physical control of a motor vehicle.

An Underage DUI is a misdemeanor, which has a maximum  of 90 days in jail and additional court penalties.

For a minor the blood alcohol content is .02.

Driving Under the Influence is a serious crime, with serious penalties for you.

  • You could be arrested.
  • Face a Driver’s license suspension.  
  • You will have assorted Court hearings including an Arraignment, Pre-Trial hearings, Trial, Sentencing.
  • Sentencing can include Jail, Fines, Scram Bracelet, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation, Treatment, Ignition Interlock, SR 22 filing Insurance.  

In the long term

  • You may need to have background checks done, that will bring this back to the surface years from now.
  • Some Countries, including Canada, do not allow you to enter if you have been convicted of  a DUI.

Drinking? Driving? Don’t!

If you are drinking and travelling, plan to have a designated driver, call a friend, call a cab, call a tow truck, or Stay.

We know that this can be a life changing event but it isn’t the end of the world.  

There are many ways an experienced attorney can fight for you.

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