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Physical Control & DUI

You are drunk and know you cannot drive. You also know you cannot leave your car alone, so you decide to sleep it off. You drift off to sleep in the driver's seat only to be startled by a cop at ...
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Passengers & DUI: Can They Be Arrested?

You and some friends are leaving a concert you attended. Before you get in the car, you ask the designated driver if he is okay to drive since you saw him have a couple of drinks. He said he's ...
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Can DUIs Be Federal Crimes?

A group of friends decides to do some camping in a nearby national park. As they hang out and drink a couple of beers, one of the friends realizes that they forgot to buy hot dogs. Another friend ...
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Does Caffeine Sober a Drunk Person Up?

In our society, it almost seems like second nature to take a drunk friend or family member and give them a strong cup of black coffee to sober them up. After all, people respond to a cup of coffee ...
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Will a DUI Affect International Travel?

While the penalties vary from state-to-state, generally a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is punishable by fines, probation, driver's license suspension, DUI ...
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How Alcohol Affects the Body

People have been drinking alcohol for a very long time, so it's understandable why it plays such a major role in our society. In the United States, it's common practice to enjoy alcohol at ...
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Should I Take a Chemical Test?

The average person has little understanding of the laws that govern DUI stops. So, being pulled over on suspicion of DUI often leads to internal questions like, "Should I say that I've been ...
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DUI & the Driver License Compact

In general, drivers are well-aware of the fact that if they are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in their home state, they will face a series of ...
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Consequences of a DUI With Injuries

People have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years, so it's understandable why drinking is so engrained in the fabric of our society. It wasn't until the invention of the automobile that ...
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Undercover Operations and DUI

You're probably familiar with undercover police officers "pretending" to be hardened criminals so they can bust drug dealers. After all, undercover operatives are frequently depicted on ...
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How Long Does the State Have to File DUI Charges?

If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or DWI, you may be wondering if the state has a time limit for which they can file criminal charges against you. Yes, prosecutors do ...
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Zero Tolerance for Underage Drivers

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a problem that plagues drivers of all ages, however, it's an even bigger problem for teens and young adults. Teens tend to binge drink, and they have less ...
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DUI and Child Endangerment

While each state has enacted its own DUI/DWI laws and penalties, there are definite similarities. For example, a first DUI with no aggravating factors is usually a misdemeanor in all states. A DUI ...
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Can I Be Deported for a DUI?

In the United States, if you become a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), it does not mean that you cannot be deported. Under U.S. immigration law, when a permanent resident commits certain ...
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DUI Accidents & Serious Injuries

Thanks to local, state, and nationwide anti-drinking and driving campaigns, virtually every licensed driver in the United States is aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. What not everyone ...
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Do I Have to Disclose My DUI on Job Applications?

Whether you're supporting yourself or your family, you are eager to find and maintain a well-paying job, which is not always a simple task. As you fill out online applications or pound the ...
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Consequences of an Underage DUI

We all know that it's not good to be arrested for anything, let alone driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. As a teenager or young adult, a conviction for DUI can pose serious ...
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Aggravating Factors in a DUI Case

Each state has enacted its own anti-drinking and driving laws, however, in all states it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of.08% or above. Also, most states have made it so ...
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Teenagers and Driving Under the Influence

If you are a parent who is a Baby Boomer or from Generation X, you can be glad that your teenage son or daughter is driving during an era where there are less teenage drunk drivers. According to the ...
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Ignition Interlock Device Basics

An Ignition Interlock Device, also known as an "IID" is a small breathalyzer device, not much bigger than a cellphone that is wired to the ignition of a vehicle. If a court orders a DUI ...
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