Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drink driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit ("blood alcohol content", or "BAC"). Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs, including, but not limited to prescription drugs. This is a criminal offense in most nations. Convictions do not necessarily involve actual driving of the vehicle.
Posts about Drunk Driving
  • Additional Laws Which Apply to Truck Drivers

    …Did you know that there are specific federal laws which apply only to transportation companies and their drivers? The adherence to these laws is important—not only because they are designed to keep all motorists safe, but also because they could have a big impact on the strength of a accident victim’s potential claim or lawsuit. Federal Laws…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • Passenger Vehicle Safety Trends – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

    …An expert analysis of passenger vehicle safety trends has revealed some interesting and disturbing facts. An expert analysis of passenger vehicle safety trends conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revealed some interesting and disturbing facts. In this post, St. Louis car accident lawyer will discuss key…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 20 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family and friends that include alcoholic beverages on these days. Dozens of drivers are typically arrested for drunk driving on a high…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 17 readers -
  • Can a DWI Accident Send Me to Prison for Life?

    … The worst case scenario for any Texas driver is getting into a DWI accident. This is not a situation where you can simply exchange insurance information with the other driver and be on your way. If the police suspect that your intoxication caused an accident–especially one that resulted in personal injury or property damage–you are […] The post…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 14 readers -
  • 5 Common Causes of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents

    … is often sufficient to establish liability. For this reason, it is important to contact law enforcement after an accident where a traffic violation may have occurred. Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights In order to recover compensation, victims need to be able to establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.2 There…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 14 readers -
  • What Are the Penalties in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent?

    … It is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving in Texas is 0.08 percent. BAC varies depending on a person’s weight, metabolism, and the type of alcohol consumed. But just to give you a rough idea, a 160-pound man will likely be at or over 0.08 percent BAC after 3 […] The post What Are the Penalties in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 13 readers -
  • Wrong Way Car Accidents – St. Louis Auto Injury Lawyer

    …, in case of most wrong way driving accidents, the driver almost immediately realizes the mistake. Such accidents are tragic and can be fatal. They are usually more severe, and often involve several vehicles and more impact damage. Wrong way drivers are responsible for about 3 percent of all crashes. 75 percent of all wrong way accidents…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 12 readers -
  • Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction?

    … A drunk driving charge is not a minor matter. Texas law classifies a first-time DWI offense as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, this means a defendant faces a minimum jail term of 72 hours and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, if the defendant has already been convicted once before of drunk driving, the […] The post Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 11 readers -
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