When you get pulled over, and the next thing you realize is that you are on the roadside performing some tests, then cuffed and placed on the back of a police car. Then you realized that your car had been towed and you have been driven to the police station where you are given a breathalyzer test and after all has been said and done, you are then handed several pink slips and left to find some other means to get home since the car has been impounded. What just happened is that you have been charged with DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol.
DUI, driving under the influence is also similar to DWI, driving while intoxicated and you need to know as much about it as possible, so you know how to react if arrested for it. DUI or DWI is an entirely serious charge because it could get additional charges to it and there is a possibility that it will ruin or have a huge impact on your life. To begin with, it will ruin your record in the state you were arrested in, and if that is not enough, you could lose your job, and it will be extremely hard to find a replacement.
Drunken driving law in all states keep getting severe over the years. Now, you will be considered too intoxicated to drive once it is determined that your body alcohol count (BAC) is 0.8 and above. This means the minute the cops stops you over; they do not know what your state is, they will only find out by asking you questions, which you will give answers to. After this, if they feel that you are intoxicated, they will make you some roadside tests and a breath analyzer test, which will all be voluntary. Once this is done, they will decide if you need to go to the station.
Different states have different ways of dealing with , but in all countries, you will have your license suspended if you are found guilty. It could be anywhere from three months to two years depending on the charges. Once you are arrested, you will need to check on the state laws regarding drunk driving, and it will be best if you hire an attorney ASAP. You can also enroll in an intervention class and let the courts know you are attending.
You have to keep in mind that you will be going in your pockets all the steps of the way, so you had better be prepared, everything, from the attorney to the classes, will cost you. Get an affordable DUI or DWI attorney and if you can the most professional one you can find, so they get you out of that fix ASAP.