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You can’t trick a breath test during a DUI stop

People who are pulled over by a police officer for the suspicion of impaired driving may be asked to take a preliminary breath test to determine their blood-alcohol concentration percentage. Some people think that they can trick the equipment, so they get a reading...

Is the 0.08% BAC limit really for everyone? 

If you have a driver's license, you've been told that the limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for a driver is 0.08%. Drivers who meet this level or exceed it could face DWI charges. But does this limit apply in all situations? Are there some people who could...

Look out for these police mistakes during your DUI arrest

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), the first thing you want to figure out is how you can get yourself out of trouble. Facing a DUI charge can be frightening, to say the least. After all, a conviction can result in serious repercussions...

Could a designated driver save you from DUI charges? 

DUI charges carry a certain stigma behind them. Not only that, the practical implications on your life after gaining a DUI conviction can be detrimental. You may rely on the use of your vehicle for work purposes, or to visit aging family members. Your driver’s license...

Were you really drunk or were you just fatigued?

Many people don’t think about how much sleep they got before they get behind the wheel. Instead, they just assume that they’ll be able to drive safely to where they’re going. What some people may not realize is that drowsy driving has effects that mimic drunk...

Did the police have reasonable suspicion to pull you over?

The legality of your traffic stop could affect the outcome of your DUI charges. For example, if the police did not follow the law when pulling you over, it could be deemed an illegal stop, and the evidence obtained from the stop may be inadmissible in court. The law...

Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday be ruined by a DUI

If the Kansas City Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl, there will be more than the usual number of Game Day parties in the area. Super Bowl Sunday, no matter who’s playing, is one of the most popular drinking days on the calendar in the U.S. One empirical measure of...

Driving mistakes are easy to make

It's very unfair to judge anyone who's facing criminal charges based on one action, assuming that means anything about their overall moral character. The fact of the matter is that very good people still do make mistakes, and it happens all the time.  For instance,...