Reasonable Suspicion and DUI Arrests

The kind of evidence police need to stop and arrest you for driving under the influence. By John McCurley, Attorney The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits “unreasonable” search and seizures. (State constitutions typically have similar provisions applying to searches and seizures that might provide greater protections.) Traffic stops and arrests are considered seizures. So, the legality of a DUI […]

Obtaining a “Hardship” Permit to Drive While on a Suspended License

When you’re convicted of a serious driving-related offense—like driving under the influence (DUI) or reckless driving—or multiple violations within a short period of time, the court or DMV will likely suspend or revoke your license. However, depending on the state you live in and what you lost your license for, you may be able to continue to […]

The Payment Plans and Procedures Involved in DUI Defense

If somebody is convicted of a DUI and they’re ordered to pay large fines and fees, the judge can order that to be paid by a specific date or can refer it to a collection department of the court. A lot of times what judges like to do is just give a certain amount of […]

DUI Penalties and Punishments

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime, and DUI//DWI penalties reflect that. Although specific DUI laws vary by state, the consequences for drunk driving can be classified into the categories below. Jail One of the most serious potential DUI consequences is jail time. How much jail time can depend on […]

How to Avoid a DUI During the Holidays

Over the holiday season, more people will be out eating, drinking, and being merry, which means the odds of getting arrested for a DUI are also higher. In fact, one of the most troublesome drinking and driving facts is that alcohol-related driving fatalities are all too common from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, a time that should be cheerful […]

DUI Do’s and Don’ts

Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold-medallist made headlines this November when he was arrested for driving under the influence. The fact that Americans—even sports heroes and role models—continue to make this error in judgment demonstrates the pervasiveness of the problem. Sadly, with public awareness at an all-time high, drunk driving still claims thousands of lives each […]

Dealing with DUI Charges

An arrest for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can be scary and stressful, but knowing what to expect from the legal process can help in dealing with a DUI charge. DUI laws are governed by state law, so details may differ depending on where you were charged and also whether you are a minor, […]