DUI Lawyers

[no_toc]DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content above a legal limit set by State law.  In states with a distinction, this is a lesser charge than DWI or Driving While Intoxicated.  Some States use DUI as a separate charge from DWI to indicate whether the influencing factor is a drug other than alcohol, such as a prescription drug, or an illegal drug, such as marijuana or cocaine.  An attorney specializing in DUI cases may challenge the method of determining the impairment, either suggesting it was improperly used or inaccurate.  Another defense may be that the driver was unaware of his impairment, i.e., his food or drink may have been “spiked” with alcohol or a drug.

3rd DWI in Texas

What Happens With a 3rd DWI in Texas?

Texas 3rd DWI Offenses Driving while intoxicated (DWI) with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration) under any circumstances can result in arrest and other major consequences in Texas….

Texas Deferred Adjudication DWI

Is Deferred Adjudication a Good Deal for a DWI Texas?

Understanding Deferred Adjudication for Texas DWI Cases: A Comprehensive Guide Deferred adjudication can be a valuable tool for first-time offenders charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. It offers an…

Top 10 Best San Antonio DWI Lawyers

Best DWI Attorneys in San Antonio Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is considered a serious criminal offense in San Antonio and its surrounding areas. Facing a DUI charge can be life-altering,…

Driving While Intoxicated BAC 0.15

Driving While Intoxicated with BAC 0.15

DWI/DUI with .15 Alcohol Level (BAC) Being caught driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), also known as “drunk driving,” can have serious legal repercussions in Texas…

Top 10 Best Austin DWI Lawyers

Best DWI Attorneys in Austin Finding a qualified and experienced DWI lawyer to defend you is crucial if you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). A competent DWI…

Legal Limit for Blood Alcohol Content

Legal Limit for Blood Alcohol Content

Beyond the legal limit: Understanding how alcohol affects your body and driving skills For many people, drinking alcohol is a social activity that can be enjoyable and fun. However, it’s…

ARS 28-1381 Arizona

ARS 28-1381 – Arizona DUI laws

Consequences of ARS 28-1381: Understanding Arizona’s DUI laws Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can have long-lasting consequences. Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws…

State DUI vs. Federal DUI

Federal DUI vs State DUI

State vs. Federal DUI: What’s the Difference? Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can result in severe consequences. However, not all DUI charges are the same….

Ankle Monitor for Alcohol

SCRAM Ankle Bracelets vs. Jail for DUI SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) electronic ankle bracelets have been an effective way to monitor people under house arrest and are now…

Texas Obstruction of Highway Charges

Obstruction of Highway Charges in Texas

Obstruction of Highway Charges vs. Texas DWI Navigating the criminal court system in Texas can be difficult, especially if you are facing a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. One possible…

Intoxilyzer 9000

What is Intoxilyzer 9000?

Intoxilyzer 9000: Controversial Breathalyzer Used to Determine DUI The Intoxilyzer 9000 has become a controversial tool for determining levels of intoxication for those arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)….

Avoid a DUI Conviction

Secrets of Avoiding a DUI Conviction

12 Insider Tips from a DUI Lawyer to Avoid a DUI Conviction Driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants that impair your ability is a violation of law…

DUI Emergency Shortcuts

DUI Emergency Shortcuts

DUI Emergency in Georgia The fact is, more people go to jail for DUI than for any other crime! You can lose your driver’s license for as long as five…

What is a DUI DS 1205 form in Georgia?

Georgia Form DS-1205

What is a DUI DS 1205 form in Georgia? As of July 1, 2017, in Georgia, if you are issued a DDS 1205, you can waive the appeal of the…

4th DUI Georgia

Fourth DUI Offense in Georgia

Georgia 4th DUI & Felony DUI You face severe consequences if convicted of a fourth DUI offense in Georgia. The state of Georgia has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes…

Georgia Implied Consent

Georgia Implied Consent Law

Implied Consent in Georgia You have been arrested for DUI and haven’t been officially tested yet. You will receive an important warning from the officer who just arrested you. He…

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Arizona Impaired to the Slightest Degree DUI

What is Impaired to the Slightest Degree? Suppose a driver over 21 with a non-commercial license is discovered to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of.08…

DUI Marijuana Arizona

Marijuana DUI Arizona

Marijuana DUI Laws in Arizona The legal environment surrounding marijuana use has drastically changed during the past ten years. In 2010 it was decriminalized for medical use, and in 2020,…

Arizona DUI Ignition Interlock

Ignition Interlock and Arizona DUI Laws

Arizona Interlock Laws You’ve probably heard of an ignition interlock device if you were convicted of a DUI in Arizona (IID). So let’s learn more about Arizona DUI laws and…

Texas DWI Cost

How Much does a DWI Cost in Texas?

Texas DWI Cost 2024 The cost of a DWI case includes not only expenses related to your legal defense, but also the costs, including fines, that follow a conviction. Mounting…

dwi checkpoints texas

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Texas?

In Texas, as well as across the United States, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. However,…

Texas ALR Hearings

How to Get an ALR Hearing in Texas

What You Need to Know About DWI ALR Hearings The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will attempt to suspend the driver’s license of anyone arrested for DUI who either…

DWI Expunged

How To Expunge DUI Conviction

DUI Expungement – Can a DWI Conviction Be Expunged? Courts will only consider DUI driving record expungement following a certain period of time. Applicants may also be disqualified for expungement…

Zero-Tolerance Laws

What is the Zero Tolerance Law?

Zero-Tolerance Law – Underage Drunk Driving The creation of zero-tolerance laws came in direct response to the issue of drinking and driving by underage drivers. Over time, statistics have shown…

Felony DUI

What Makes a DUI a Felony?

DUI Felony Charges DUI felony charges refer to claimed instances of the act of “driving under the influence” undertaken by a driver. In this way, the applicable sector of the…

Social Host Laws California

California Social Host Laws

Social Host Laws in California Most youths who obtain alcohol do not get it from irresponsible retailers or by using fake identification. The majority of alcohol consumed by minors is…

Miss Court Date

What to do if you miss a court date

I Missed My Court Date, What Should I Do? If you have missed a court date for a criminal matter, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible…

Second DUI conviction in Georgia

Second DUI conviction in Georgia

 2nd offense DUI in Georgia Being arrested and charged with a DUI is a very scary situation. In Georgia, if you are convicted of a 2nd DUI within a 10-year…

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How to fight a DUI without a lawyer

Can you be your own drunk driving defense attorney? Police officers’ business is to ensure the safety of our highways and citizens. Questioning whether you should be behind the wheel…

Georgia DUI

Georgia’s 30-Day Rule

Save Your License after a Georgia DUI When you are arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia, the officer must present you with a form 1205 from the Georgia…

California Drunk Driving – BAC Tests

SAN DIEGO DRUNK DRIVING & BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTS Simply driving a vehicle in San Diego – or anywhere in California — legally and automatically implies consent to submit to a…

Field Sobriety Tests

Field Sobriety Tests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has devised what is commonly referred to as the “Approved Field Sobriety Tests.” My readers are happy to learn that I have spent…

Punishments for DWI

Punishments for DWI

DWI Punishments: A Well-Informed Perspective Individuals convicted of drunk driving face a wide range of punishments, as state laws on the matter vary significantly. In most states, a first offense…

Drunk Driving Offenses

Consequences of Drunk Driving Offenses

Drunk Driving Offenses Drunk driving offenses are our nation’s most frequently committed crimes, killing someone every thirty minutes. Drunk driving offenses kill more than 17,000 and injure 500,000 people yearly…

DUI Arrest Process

The DUI Process: What to Do if You’re Charged

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a difficult experience. The best way to avoid this is to drink responsibly, and avoid drinking…

WHAT IS A DUI Attorney?

A DUI lawyer handles cases dealing with drinking and driving. A DUI lawyer can help the defendant reduce the charge of the DUI. If the driver is charged with a DUI, an attorney may be able to get them off without any jail time if it is their first offense. DUI attorneys also handle cases where a driver crashes their vehicle and causes damage to others. A DUI charge can be very serious and, in most cases, require a DUI attorney.

Facts About DUI Law

DUI lawyers handle the legal bureaucracy of cases involving drinking and driving. A drinking and driving offense is a very serious matter. Therefore, a DUI attorney should probably be consulted for legal advice. Though it might seem costly to hire a DUI lawyer, it is probably wise to do so since DUI attorneys specialize in drinking and driving cases.

Strengthening DUI Law

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents kill someone every 31 minutes. Over the past decade, approximately 1.4 million drivers have been arrested annually on charges of DUI. Many states are taking more robust measures to prevent alcohol-related accidents. Some prevention strategies states are taking include:

– Lowering permissible levels of BAC
– Maintaining regular sobriety checkpoints
– Enacting zero-tolerance laws for drivers under 21 years of age
– Requiring mandatory substance abuse and treatment for DUI offenders
– Harsher penalties for repeat DUI offenders

Your Legal Rights

A DUI charge does not guarantee a conviction. If you have been charged with DUI, you must know your rights. A qualified DUI attorney can explain your options and discuss possible actions. Please contact us to speak with an experienced DUI attorney FREE of charge.

DUI Attorneys

If you face DUI charges, contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer today. A DUI defense lawyer will fight to have your charges reduced and, in some cases, dropped so you will face lighter penalties or time in jail. Because any DUI charge is a severe offense that can follow someone for their entire life, trust an attorney who has a long record of success with DUI charges, you should contact Vitaly Sigal if you’ve been pulled over for a DUI; visit his webpage today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Drunk Driving

More than 97 percent of Americans feel that drunk driving is a serious threat to societal well-being. Drunk driving kills more than 17,000 people and injures another 500,000 every year on the US roadways. Drunk driving is responsible for more than 41 percent of all auto accident fatalities each year. About thirty percent of Americans...


DUI Accidents

Every 30 minutes, a person will die from a DUI related crash in the United States. According to statistics, 40 percent of drivers will be involved in a crash with a drunk or intoxicated driver in their lifetime. DUI accidents are often associated with operating under the influence of alcohol, but a driver can be...


DUI Arrest

A DUI arrest is the legal consequence of being found driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI arrest is considered a serious offense that is punishable by fines, loss of driving privileges, possible imprisonment, and a variety of other penalties. About two-thirds of DUI arrest cases involve a first time offender, meaning...


DUI Car Crash

Every year, more than seventeen thousand people die in alcohol-related vehicle accidents. This accounts for forty percent of all traffic-related fatalities. Of these fatal accidents, motorcycle operators have the highest incidence of intoxication (at thirty-two percent)- otherwise known as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Large-truck drivers had the lowest rate...


DUI Classes

DUI classes may be one component of the penalties ordered by the criminal justice system for the crime of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The possibility of having to complete DUI classes depends on the jurisdiction where the DUI took place, the specific circumstances of your DUI case, and the options available...


DUI Defense

A DUI- or driving under the influence- charge is a criminal offense, whose penalties and particulars vary by state and circumstance. In general, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the state and circumstances involved. In most states, there are specific penalties given based on certain convictions. If charged with a...


DUI Fines

DUI fines may be one part of the criminal punishment that results in a DUI conviction. DUI fines are determined through the criminal justice system. The factors that affect DUI fines include the specific facts of a defendant's case and the state or jurisdiction where the crime took place. DUI fines are intended to punish...


DUI Information

DUI information provides details about what constitutes the crime of driving under the influence (DUI), its prevalence, the types of circumstances that can enhance the penalties for a DUI, and the repercussions of a DUI conviction. DUI information from all states shows that a person can be charged with the crime of a DUI if...


DUI Penalties

Due to the extremely high number of lives DUI accidents take, states have been enacting much stricter DUI penalties. Especially with repeat offenders, states have been enforcing much tougher DUI penalties so that the same dangerous drivers are not allowed to get back on the roads as easily and risk more lives. Signing bills with...


DUI Probation

DUI probation is one component of the punishment that can be ordered in a DUI conviction. A DUI offense occurs when an individual is caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depending on the circumstances of the crime and the state in which it took place, a DUI can be tried as a...


DUI Records

Dui records pertaining to an individual's DUI arrest are typically registered in both criminal databases and department of motor vehicle information systems. DUI records can be accessed by several different parties. Having DUI records in one's background can affect a person's life in many ways for years after the DUI incident. A DUI is a...


DUI Recovery

DUI recovery is a long process whose effects can linger for years following a DUI arrest. A DUI is a criminal offense that is committed when someone operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DUI recovery can depend on the particular laws and punishments applicable to one's particular DUI case. DUI...


DUI School

When convicted of a DUI- or driving under the influence- charge, there may be several types of punishment involved in the sentence. DUI laws vary from state to state, but in all states, it is possible to receive the following penalties: monetary fines, loss, suspension or revocation of the defendant's driver's license, and/or jail time....


DUI Statistics

DUI statistics show that the number of deaths, injuries, and accidents caused because of alcohol continue to affect a high number of people. In 2002, an average of one person every 30 minutes died because of an alcohol-related crash, becoming just another DUI statistic. An estimated 17,419 died because of alcohol-related crashes, defined by the...


DUI Stop

The laws regarding what is required during a suspected DUI stop have changed over the years and vary from state to state. Some DUI stops will be the result of simple traffic violations while others will be because of suspected DUI violations. Though laws continue to change regarding DUI stops from state to state, most...


Punishment for DUI

Punishments of DUI convictions vary depending on the jurisdiction where the crime took place and the specific circumstances surrounding the DUI incident. Punishments of DUI convictions can involve criminal penalties and department of motor vehicle penalties. Punishments of DUI convictions are intended to penalize the offender for committing the crime and to deter them from...


State DUI Laws

Guide to DUI Laws by State Driving under the influence, or DUI for short is the term given to the act of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Though most cases of DUI deal with persons who are under the influence of alcohol it is also illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence...


Teenage Drunk Driving

Teenage drunk driving is a serious concern in today's society. Teenage drunk driving is the cause of one-quarter of all motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 20. It is estimated that one teen is killed every hour in the United States because of teenage...