Drunk Driving Law
Driving Under the Influence law, also referred to as Driving While Intoxicated law, refers to state statutes and municipal ordinances that make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming a specified amount of alcohol. These cases are criminal in nature, although they can involve civil penalties, such as a suspension of driving privileges. DUI laws often include prohibitions against driving under the influence of controlled substances as well. In addition to jail time, fines, alcohol classes, and other penalties, those arrested for DUI or DWI also face suspension of their driver’s license. Law enforcement can test the alcohol content of a driver’s blood several ways, but the most common evidence used in court is the results of a breath test given at the police station.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, it’s important to understand your rights so you can get the compensation you deserve. In driving under the influence cases, the DUI lawyer’s job is to identify problems with the officer’s arrest and use our KNOWLEDGE of Georgia laws, to win. Driver license issues when one is arrested and/or convicted of driving under the influence in Florida can be a convoluted maze which the driver must navigate. Offenders convicted of drunk driving in South Carolina face stiff penalties that include suspension of driver’s license, incarceration, hefty fines, mandatory participation in alcohol and drug safety programs, license reinstatement fees, insurance surcharges, and in some cases, installation of an ignition interlock device. Icy roads may contribute to a crash, but often people are driving too fast for road conditions, too.
Three of the top crash factors – distraction, drowsiness, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – often occur together. An intoxicated driver is likely to be drowsy or distracted, and a drowsy driver is more susceptible to the intoxicating effects of alcohol.
Tiftickjian Law Firm
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He lectures locally and nationally on DUI defense, drug law, legal ethics, and law practice management. The attorneys at Tiftickjian Law Firm have a combined 50+ years of experience as well as outstanding reputations in the Colorado legal community. Whether a first offense or multiple-offender charge, Jay Tiftickjian, James Nechleba, Douglas Barnes and the defense team at Tiftickjian Law Firm have achieved outstanding case results for thousands of clients.
DUI Laws in Kentucky
Requires that test be given within 2 hours of operation of motor vehicle for results to be admitted into evidence in per se DUI prosecutions. Drivers under the age of 21 are deemed to be under the influence at.02 breath or blood alcohol level. Commercial vehicle drivers operating commercial vehicles are deemed to be under the influence at a breath or blood alcohol level of.04. Commercial vehicle operators may also be placed out of service for 24 hours for any detectable amount of alcohol or controlled substance in their system. Any commercial learner permit holder or commercial license holder convicted of DUI in any type of motor vehicle will be suspended for one year.
Implied Consent applies to any person who operates or is in physical control of a motor vehicle or a vehicle that is not a motor vehicle anywhere in Kentucky. Implied Consent means that when a person operates or is in physical control of a motor vehicle or a vehicle that is not a motor vehicle as defined by statute in Kentucky they have been deemed to have given consent to one or more tests of blood, breath and urine, or combination for the purpose of determining alcohol concentration or presence of a substance which may impair one’s driving ability. The breath test is precise and efficient in measuring BRAC. It analyzes a breath sample to determine the amount of alcohol in the breath. BAC Refers to the amount of ethyl alcohol in the blood BRAC Refers to the amount of ethyl alcohol in the breath.
Drivers convicted of a second or subsequent DUI will forfeit their license plates to the courts during the period in which the driver license is suspended. The court may order an ignition interlock device to be installed on the violator’s vehicle after the driver serves a statutory suspension period. The ignition interlock device prevents a driver from operating that vehicle if the driver’s BAC is.02 or greater.