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Facing a DUI or DWI Case? Seek Legal Assistance

13th April 2010
By Mesriani Law Group in Personal Injury
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One of the most common causes of vehicle accidents in the U.S. is Driving under the Influence (DUI) or also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Collisions involving drunk drivers are also considered more dangerous than those caused by drivers who are not intoxicated. This is because drivers under alcohol influence often do not pay attention on the road anymore, which puts many lives at risk. Because of this, offenders with this type of case often face terrible charges and consequences such as:

• Imprisonment

• Suspension of driving license

• Installation of an ignition interlock device

• Higher auto insurance rates

• Alcohol and drug rehabilitation classes

• Denial to travel to foreign countries

• Professional and employment license consequences

These are just some of the penalties imposed against drivers facing a DWI or DUI charges. If you have committed DUI and the parties involved have charged you for liability, you should consult with an experienced defense lawyer specializing in DUI and DWI laws.

An experienced and reliable attorney will be your last resort to avoid facing the charges mentioned above. Once a party has filed a lawsuit against you, you should take several important actions to defend your case. There are two basic steps that you should accomplish to prevent the suspension of your license.

First is the criminal action that will take care of the ticket that has been issued to you. The second step is the administrative action to handle the lawsuits that were charged against you. Remember that you only have limited number of days to do the administrative action. Depending on which state you are located, you will only be allowed about 10 to 15 days to submit your request to preserve your right to attend an administrative hearing.

Before the hearing you will undergo several checkups to determine your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). Generally, the result of your BAC test should not exceed .08, although this also varies from state to state. With the help of your attorney, you will know how to prepare for such tests. Just make sure your lawyer has already handled similar cases in the past to ensure that you are in good hands.

DUI/DWI laws are made to warn drivers who like to drink and drive. If you are one of them, you can still get away with driving while in alcohol influence. You can install ignition interlocks to ensure your safety in case you lose control of the vehicle. But still, it would be better if you stop DUI completely. Aside from the fact that it puts your life at risk, it can also cause you a lot of financial problems. Just drive safely, and you will live a worry and expense-free life.

If you have been involved in a vehicle accident caused by DUI/DWI, consult with our skilled personal injury attorneys. Visit our website and avail of our free case analysis.
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