Understanding Your DUI Or DWI Charge

DUI Charges Explained

It is important to know that you can face drunk driving charges not only if you are under the influence of drugs, but also if you are under the influence of any drugs or any controlled substance. You are legally driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher. This could mean different amounts for different people. For smaller or lighter people, a small amount will have a more drastic effect than for larger people.

If you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident and the officer suspects alcohol or drugs may be a factor, you may be tested for a DUI.  Furthermore, it is also illegal to drive with an open container of alcohol, and if you are stopped with an open container, you may face charges.

It is important to note you may not refuse a breathalyzer test and doing so may result in additional charges.  If you are convicted of such a charge, your license may be suspended for one year.

It is important to always be safe on the roads and understand in what situations you may face a DUI charge. If you are facing such charges, call our aggressive drunk driving attorneys today for your free, initial consultation.