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Drunk driving is common during the winter holiday season

Now that the holiday season is here, people are going to start attending parties to celebrate. If you are planning on doing this, make sure that you don't have to drive home after having a few adult beverages. This could save you time and money because you won't have to worry about facing drunk driving charges.

Crashes can put you under scrutiny for drunk driving

Several things can lead to a person facing drunk driving charges. While most people think about traffic stops due to hazardous driving, that is far from the only way that this can happen. For some individuals, the reason they are told to take a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test is that they were in a motor vehicle accident.

Remember these basic points about drunk driving arrests

There are many things that come to mind about drunk-driving traffic stops. Trying to figure out what to do and what will happen can be challenging. You have to consider the specific scenario that you are in so that you can make the most strategic decisions.

What is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test in DUI stops?

There are several tests that are part of the standardized field sobriety test that are used to help police officers determine the impairment of a driver. One of these tests is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test. This one has to do with how your eyes react when you are looking at a moving object.

Commercial drivers have strict blood alcohol concentration limits

Commercial drivers are held to different standards than other drivers. One area where this is true is drunk driving laws. For noncommercial drivers, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving is .08%. For commercial drivers, that standard is much lower at only .04%. The reason for this is because commercial vehicles are much larger and much heavier than regular personal vehicles. This means that they are a much bigger hazard for others on the road, as well as pedestrians.

Be prepared to face drunk driving charges if they occur

Bonfires, fishing and similar outdoor activities go together well with alcohol for some adults. If you are heading out for a day of warm weather fun that will involve adult beverages, make sure that you make plans for getting home at the end of the festivities. This can save you a lot of legal drama in the future. We know most people don't want to spend their time in court having to deal with legal woes.

Consider your defense options when facing drunk driving charges

Weekends are a fun time for family members and friends to get together, but they are also a time when drunk driving instances are prevalent. Not only can drunk drivers cause costly accidents, they can also be pulled over by the police and face serious criminal charges. For this reason, prevention is the best option for you to avoid having to deal with the serious penalties of a drunk driving charge.

Pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving? Know your rights!

Now that the summer months are well on their way, people are going to start doing more outdoors. This is a fun season, but it is imperative that all drivers take steps to remain safe when they are on the road. One of the hazards that can affect drivers, as well as others on the roads, is drunk driving. If you are at a bonfire or other outdoor event and consume alcohol, you should find an alternative method of getting home.

Drunk driving charges can come after a car wreck

There are many things that can happen when a person drives while they are impaired. One of these is that they might cause an accident. Unfortunately, this can compound the legal issues that they have to deal with if they are involved in this type of situation. Drivers need to remember that if they are in an accident, they are likely going to be told that they need to take a chemical test for alcohol if they are thought to be impaired.

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