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Driver's license revocation can stem from drunk driving cases

A person who is convicted on drunk driving charges will have several penalties to face. One of these is a driver's license suspension. When this occurs, you can't legally drive and can face legal consequences if you opt to drive anyway. There are several things you should know about suspensions and drunk driving.

Breath-testing for marijuana impairment is controversial

Not all cases of impaired driving have to do with alcohol. In some cases, drugs are the culprit. One of these, marijuana, is causing a stir more than some of the others. With the increase in people who are using marijuana and its derivatives, the rate of drivers who are using it and then driving is probably increasing.

Problems that come with a drunk driving crash

A person who is involved in a crash might be evaluated for impairment. When this occurs, there is a chance that criminal charges will come out of the situation. It is imperative that these individuals learn about the ways that they might be impacted because of the accident.

Drunk driving arrests come with specific steps

When a police officer suspects that are driving drunk, they will initiate a traffic stop to determine what's going on. You will be arrested for drunk driving if it is determined that you are impaired. During this process, the officer will collect your identifying information, including your name, address and other information about the incident. You'll be taken to the jail and go through the booking process.

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.

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