Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
The Adult DUI
The charge for an adult is DUI.
A DUI 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.
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 considered a misdemeanor, which has a maximum of 90 days in jail and additional court penalties.
For a minor the blood alcohol content is .02.
A DUI is a serious crime, with serious penalties for you.
You could be arrested.
Face a Driver’s license suspension.
There will be assorted Court hearings including an Arraignment, Pre-Trial hearings, Trial, Sentencing.
You may be sentenced with 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.
There are also countries, including Canada, that will not allow you to enter after 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 DUIs can be a life changing event but it isn't the end of the world.
Call us now to ask additional questions or to hire an experienced attorney who has deep connections with the local legal system
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