Understanding a DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of many crimes that can lead to serious charges, including heavy fines or even a prison sentence depending on the severity.  Obviously you should never drive while intoxicated under any circumstance, but if you find yourself pulled over, you should be aware that you have certain rights and steps you may decide to take.

If you get stopped for a DUI, you will more than likely be asked to submit to a blood alcohol test.  Many people may not know it but, depending on the situation you may have the option to refuse to take the test.  Keep in mind that even if you choose to refuse, there is still a chance you can be convicted even if the test is not performed.  Refusing to take the test can also lead to consequences such as losing your license for a period.

Again there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to drive intoxicated in the first place.  You’re risking your life and possibly that of someone else.  This is only to inform you of what options you may have available to you.  Always drive sober or ask a friend or family to drive you wherever you need to go before getting behind the wheel.

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