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Vehicle impounding among the penalties possible after a DUI

There are a lot of things that can impact you when you are facing a drunk driving charge. Many people automatically think about the possible time in jail or the fines that they have to face.There are other possible consequences for people who are facing drunk driving charges to think about.

Don't let a mistake after a night out ruin your life

A night out partying with your friends is something that is usually a good time. These nights can also end in a not-so-fun way if you decide to drink and drive. We know that you understand that driving drunk isn't something that you should do; however, we also know that things happens and you might not always make the best choices.

Circumstances matter in drunk driving defenses

In our previous blog post, we discussed the hassle of ignition interlock devices. While these devices do serve an important role in preventing drunk driving, they still place a burden on the people who have to use them. We know that you don't want a drunk driving charge to impact your entire life. While we can't make the charge just disappear, we can work to get your defense together so you can fight the charge.

Ignition interlocks are often a huge burden

Almost everyone knows that driving drunk is against the law. Still, some people find themselves in a position that requires them to do just that during the holidays. If you are tempted to drive drunk in order to get home, take a few moments to think about the possible consequences of that decision.

Know how components of a case against you can be used

In our previous blog post, we discussed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test and how it is used in drunk driving stops. That test is only one of the many possible means that a police officer has to determine if a person is impaired. Other possibilities include a breath test, a blood test, and other field sobriety tests.

Horizontal gaze nystagmus test can impact a DUI stop

Seeing the flashing lights of a police vehicle behind you after you have left a party and you know you had a couple of drinks can make your heart drop. If the officer has a reason to think that you have been drinking, you might asked be asked to take a field sobriety test. One of these tests is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.

Do you understand the basics of driving under the influence?

If you live in the United States, you probably know that driving under the influence is a crime. Not only that, you know that it can lead to a serious punishment. Authorities across the country are cracking down on driving under the influence, as they know this is one of the top reasons for motor vehicle accidents.

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