DUI & DWIAll 50 states have now set .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as the legal limit for Driving Under the Influence. For commercial drivers, a BAC of .04% can result in a DUI conviction nationwide. For those under 21, there is a zero tolerance limit―any amount of alcohol is grounds for a DUI arrest.
Should you ever find yourself faced with a DUI arrest, your first step should be to hire the services of a DUI attorney. DUI attorneys and DWI lawyers are highly trained in the DUI and DWI laws of your state, and many times they can lessen your fines or penalties.
Being convicted of driving under the influence can also impact your life in ways you may not be aware of, including: loss of employment (and the inability to be employed in certain jobs in the future), higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and having that conviction on your driving records for years―if not forever.
Whether called a DUI or a DWI in your state, DMV.org shows you what the penalties will be for driving under the influence, and how it will affect your driving privilege. We'll also lead you to attorneys who specialize in handling DUI cases in your state, in case you are looking for legal representation.Choose a State:
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