Driving under the influence of alcohol, or any kind of controlled substance for that matter, is considered illegal. It is also a very risky move for both you and fellow drivers. Every state, along with the District of Columbia, has laws that define it as a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent.
Have you or someone you know been injured due to a DUI car accident? If so, contact one of our experienced car accident attorneys in your area today!
Motor vehicle accident statistics show that more than 41,000 people die annually in a DUI car accident, and that 40% of the fatalities are related to alcohol. This roughly averages a DUI car accident death every 30 minutes.
When it comes to the actual sentencing in a DUI case, several factors will play a role, including:
The actual facts about the case
The specific policies of the local court and its prosecutors
Whatever weaknesses in the case are uncovered by the defense attorney
The attorney's reputation
All of these factors are independent of the DMV suspension, which can become very complicated, and is determined separately.
Interestingly enough, those individuals who are charged with DUIs have usually have been charged with one or more of the following before: DUI, DWI, driving recklessly, speeding, and/or controlled substance abuse. Even though it is a clear sign of irresponsibility to drive while impaired by alcohol or narcotics, you still have rights. An experienced attorney can guide you through the complex process of a DUI.
Have you or someone you know been injured due to a DUI car accident? If so, contact one of our experienced car accident lawyers in your area today!