DUI

DWI traffic stops can happen for minor reasons

In many DWI cases, the actual first step is just a traffic stop. The police officer has no idea that the driver is impaired. They may not even suspect it yet. They simply had a reason to pull the driver over.  It is after the stop that the driver and the police...

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Why you should avoid field sobriety tests

It can be quite terrifying to have a police officer pull you over. An officer might suspect you of driving while impaired (DWI) even when it is just nerves making you act suspiciously. As a result of the suspicion, the officer might ask you to do a field sobriety...

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You can get a DUI in the morning

One thing to remember about drunk driving is that you could still be at risk of getting DUI charges the morning after you have consumed alcohol. Many people don't realize that they are still impaired or that their BAC has not fallen back to zero yet. Don't assume that...

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Field sobriety tests can be inaccurate

Field sobriety tests are conducted by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is sober. They include tests like the one-leg stand and the walk-and-turn test. Most drivers do these tests since they expect to be released once they pass, only to be arrested after...

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Should you refuse a breathalyzer test?

If law enforcement officers stopped you on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), then they likely asked you to perform a chemical breath test, commonly known as a breathalyzer test. The fact that the police officer who stopped you asked you to perform this...

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