DUI Practice

Driving while intoxicated

A charge DUI / DWI is based on operating or being in actual physical control of a motor while under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance vehicle. So their mental faculties are impaired or blood alcohol content is above the legal limit.

Even for a first offense, sanctions may include substantial fines, community service, and license suspension, mandatory attendance at an alcohol program approved by the State or DMV. Mandatory jail overnight and installation required (the cost of the offender) of an ignition interlock device self. In addition, typically it results in higher insurance costs.

DUI / DWI – Murder

Murder is the criminal charge for illegally killing someone, either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life. In some states, when someone driving under the influence causing an accident in which someone dies, the driver can be charged with murder if the circumstances are especially aggravated.

DUI / DWI – Homicide

Manslaughter is the criminal charge to kill someone illegally without really intending to do so. When someone is driving under the influence and causing an accident in which someone has died, the driver can be charged with murder.

DUI / DWI with previous convictions

In 50 states, repeated offenders DUI / DWI face progressively harsher penalties. In some states, the third or fourth offense can be charged as a felony and upon conviction, result in a period of several years in prison. The elements of the offense are the same, or no previous convictions.