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DWI Laws Are Tougher Than You Think

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Posted by admin on January 19, 2015 at 5:05 pm

dwiIt is a very serious risk to operate a vehicle when under the influence of drugs or alcohol to the degree that your mental and motor skills are impaired. In addition to cars and trucks, similar laws also apply to boating and aircraft. In 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that almost eighteen thousand people died in collisions related to alcohol abuse. This statistic represents forty percent of traffic deaths in the United States.

In addition to risking your life and the lives of innocent people, states have levied hefty fines for driving while intoxicated. Although penalities vary from state to state, if charged, expect to pay attorney fees, court costs, and serious fines as well as possibly jail time, community service, and probation. In some instances, your driver’s license may be suspended for a period of time. The penalties increase if an individual is found guilty of DWI more than once.

In the event that a death occurs as a result of driving while intoxicated, the situation is much more serious when the charge is for vehicular homicide and can cost thousands of dollars for an attorney to represent you.

With so much at stake, it is certainly not worth it to drive while intoxicated.

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