Suspended Driver’s License: Often A Casualty Of DUI

by Holly R Brady October 31, 2013 Criminal Law

Driving under the influence is a serious crime that can lead to detrimental consequences, but for some reason, around 1.4 million arrests still occur yearly for the act. Luckily, the majority of those convicted for DUI don’t end up arrested for it again, and with ignition interlock devices becoming so popular, this number is sure […]

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My DUI nightmare

by RyanD October 26, 2013 Law

It had been maybe fifteen minutes since my last drink. My friends were getting a little restless at the party and I was deeply regretting volunteering to be the designated driver. My house was only a few miles away, and since everyone parked their cars there I didn’t have to make multiple stops. I had […]

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First Time DUI In Virginia: Prepare For Stricter Penalties

by ValerieC September 3, 2013 Arrest

The Commonwealth of Virginia has tightened its laws by enhancing the penalties for drunk driving and placing new demands on drivers convicted for the first time of DUI. Under legislation that took effect July 1, 2012, first-time DUI offenders must install Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) on all the vehicles that they own and operate. With […]

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How Changing Drunk Driving Laws Could Affect America’s Restaurant Industry

by calvinthescribe July 24, 2013 Company Law

The National Transportation Safety Board recently issued a recommendation that the legal BAC (blood alcohol content), that would legally define someone as “drunk” ought to be lowered from .08, the current level, to .05. Their intent is to combat the 30,000 deaths a year attributed to drunk driving. This doesn’t bode well for the restaurant […]

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What Will You Need to Properly Manage a DUI Situation?

by akilahr July 12, 2013 Accident Claims Law

You have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and now you are facing your future with uncertainty. The first thing to consider is the fact that you cannot change the past. The arrest has happened and the court date has been set. Now, it’s your turn to take control of the situation and […]

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How Can A DUI Can Affect My Child Custody?

by Ladyblogger July 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Dealing with a DUI can be difficult enough from a financial standpoint, but there are also several other important factors that will have an impact on your life. For example, if you are convicted of a DUI, it is possible that you will lose your job. Although this is definitely a serious consequence, there is […]

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Have Thousands of Dollars To Throw Away? Think Before You DUI

by Ladyblogger July 7, 2013 Car Accidents

The financial and legal consequences that a DUI will cause can be astronomical. In fact, many experts estimate that the true cost of a first-time DUI ranges from $5,000 to $15,000. When you consider how much of a negative impact this will have on your life, it is easy to understand why you should never […]

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Should the Feds Lower the Blood-Alcohol Level for DWI Arrest?

by KellyK June 11, 2013 Criminal Law

During the past two decades each state in the United States has reduced the blood alcohol content level for legally impaired driving to .08. This was done in concert with a drive by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to reduce the level from a traditional .14 BAC, which was in place for many years. The capacity […]

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Is .08 A Low Enough Standard For DUI?

by Ladyblogger June 3, 2013 Law

According to current laws, any driver who is pulled over with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above will be charged with a DUI. However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a recommendation for the legal limit to be lowered to .05. Changing the BAC is controversial because there are several […]

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Over-Serving and Wrong Way Accidents: Is There a Connection?

by jamicajdb May 23, 2013 Car Accidents

Over-Serving and Wrong Way Accidents: Is There a Connection? There aren’t many people, if any, who would deny that drinking and driving is a serious issue that can lead to serious consequences. There’s no doubt that a driver, if it’s proven that he or she was intoxicated, bears much of the responsibility for any accident […]

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