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While a DUI conviction on your record may not exactly ruin your life, it definitely will affect you adversely for a very long time. Anything that requires a background check, like applying for a job, school, or professional licenses, will reveal your DUI conviction. Ideally, you ...
Despite the downward trend in incidents of drunk driving in recent years, statistics show that there is a DUI-related fatality every 45-60 minutes in the US. This may be why most states have cracked down on drunk driving by increasing statutory penalties, especially for repeat of...
If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) by a trial court, you still have a right to appeal the court's finding to an appeal (sometimes called appellate) court. This appeal is not automatic. Appellate courts are very strict about when appeals are filed. There is ...
A DUI conviction typically includes probation, which is designed to deter repeat behavior and ensure that you stay out of other legal trouble. If you are arrested for a serious crime while on probation, you can have your probation revoked. Your DUI probation conditions will depend on where you live,
Being convicted for DUI is most likely bad news for your auto insurance rates. Although you may not be eager to rush off to report your conviction to your insurance company, chances are that you won’t be able to hide it. Your attorney may be able to refer you to an insurance agent that specializes i
The level of blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of driving is used as evidence that a person was driving while intoxicated (DUI). It is illegal in all states to drive if your BAC level is 0.08% or higher. If youre a minor, then the legal limit is 0.02%. Because BAC establish...
The Department of Licensing (DoL) or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will seek to suspend your drivers license because you were arrested for DUI. There does not need to be a conviction. This is a separate procedure from court proceedings and there does not even need to be cr...