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Drunk driving convictions have long-lasting impacts

Drunk driving charges are very serious charges that can have very serious impacts that go far beyond the court-imposed penalties if you are found guilty. One of the ways that you might be impacted is through your insurance. When you have a DUI on your record, your insurance rates are likely going to increase. This might not happen right away, but when the insurance company sees the drunk driving hit on your driving record, it will likely happen.

A suspended license can result from a DUI or other causes

You depend on your driver's license to get where you need to go. When your license is suspended, you might find that you can't go grocery shopping, get to work or run other errands. This is why some people fight so hard to keep their driving privileges.

What is blood alcohol concentration in a DUI case?

Drunk driving is a very serious charge that many people have to face. Now that the holidays are here, the last thing you need is to have to deal with the criminal justice system. With that in mind, it is important for you to be sure that you avoid driving if you have been drinking. If you do get pulled over because a police officer thinks you are drunk, the officer will work to determine your blood alcohol concentration. Understanding BAC is vital in drunk driving cases.

Breathalyzer tests can't usually be tricked

When you are pulled over because a law enforcement officer thinks that you have been drinking and driving, you might be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. While some people think that these tests can be fooled, that really isn't the case. You should be aware of these common myths before you are asked to take a test.

DUI cases can't be thrown together at the last minute

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the considerations you need to think about if you are trying to decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty in your DUI case. You must be sure to consider the effects of a guilty plea if that is your plan. We can help you learn about what those effects might be, and we can help you to learn about all of the options for your case.

Carefully consider your plea in a drunk driving case

When you are facing a drunk driving charge, one of the choices you have to make is how you are going to plead to the charge. You can choose to plead guilty or not guilty. While many people will automatically want to plead not guilty, others may consider a guilty plea. There are several reasons for this.

Fight all aspects of a drunk driving case

Being arrested for drunk driving starts two proceedings. One of these is the criminal justice proceeding. The other is the administrative proceeding. These proceedings are both crucial for you to fight against because each can impact your life in different ways. We can help you fight against the administrative and criminal justice components of a drunk driving incident.

What trends are common with drunk driving cases?

Drunk driving cases often follow certain trends. Law enforcement officers usually consider the trends when they are trying to decide how they are going to stop drunk drivers. While the best course of action for avoiding a drunk driving charge is to not drive drunk, knowing the current trends might help you to avoid having to face drunk driving charges since you might better understand what police officers are looking for.

Adults who allow minors to drink can be held accountable

A rather interesting trend is occurring in Maryland that involves parents allowing people who are under the legal drinking age to have parties at their homes. In this state, doing that comes with the possibility of criminal penalties because of a Maryland law that forbids adults from allowing underage drinking. A new ruling by the highest court in Maryland now adds another possible penalty that adults who allow underage drinking might have to face -- civil penalties.

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