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Drunk Driving - DUI Defense

Drunk Driving Conviction Penalties

Essentially, drunk driving also referred to as DUI, DWI, or OUIrefers to an individuals inability to adequately operate a vehicle as a result of substance abuse, whether the substance is alcohol, narcotics, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medication. Drunk driving laws vary according to state and the consequences typically depend on a number of factors surrounding the case including prior convictions, parole status, and more. Punishments and penalties of drunk driving convictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Jail time

  • Loss of drivers license and insurance

  • Vehicle impounded

  • Parole/probation

  • Court ordered rehab or driving school

  • Hefty fines

  • Other

Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law in every state and such offenses are taken very seriously in a court of law.

Increased awareness about the negative effects of drunk driving as well as pressure from numerous activist groups has caused law enforcement officials, judges, and politicians across the nation to make a more concerted effort toward securing convictions for those accused of drunk driving.

This makes it extremely difficult for individuals charged with drunk driving offenses to receive a fair trial.

If you or someone you know has been accused of drunk driving, dont face the charges alone. A knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure your rights are not violated and help reduce or dismiss your charges.