DUI/DWI can have serious consequences. The legal limit, penalties, long-term effects and laws vary by state.
- 1 Understanding the Effects of DUI/DWI
- 2 What is DUI?
- 3 What are the Penalties For DUI/DWI?
- 4 What are the Long-Term Effects of DUI and DWI
- 5 What are the laws regarding DUI and DWI
- 6 FAQ
- 7 What is the legal limit of BAC?
- 8 What are the penalties if you are convicted of DUI or DWI?
- 9 What if I am under the legal limit to be arrested for DUI or DWI?
- 10 What are the long-term implications of DUI or DWI
Understanding the Effects of DUI/DWI
Drunk driving can be a serious offense and could have severe consequences. Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs can result in serious injury, or even death. It is important that you are aware of the dangers and laws that can be put in place to stop drunk driving.
What is DUI?
DUI stands to “driving under intoxication” and DWI is for “driving whilst intoxicated”. Both terms refer to driving a motor vehicle when impaired by alcohol or drugs. DUI and DWI may be treated separately in certain states. However, they can both be charged together in other states.
What are the Penalties For DUI/DWI?
There are different penalties for DUI or DWI. These can include fines and community service as well as the suspension or revocation your driver’s licence. In certain states, a DUI or DWI offense may result in mandatory jail time. Some states also have zero tolerance laws, which impose harsher penalties on drivers who are under 21 and driving while impaired.
What are the Long-Term Effects of DUI and DWI
DUI/DWI can have serious long-term consequences. DWI or DUI convictions can remain on your driving record for many years. This can cause higher insurance premiums, and make it difficult to get a job. A DUI or DWI conviction could also result in your license being suspended for a time.
What are the laws regarding DUI and DWI
State laws on DUI and DWI are different. Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.08 is an offense in some states. It is also illegal to drive if you have any alcohol or drugs in your system. Some states also have laws that permit the seizing of vehicles if a driver is driving while impaired.
What is the legal limit of BAC?
Each state has a different legal limit on BAC. The legal limit in most states is 0.08.
What are the penalties if you are convicted of DUI or DWI?
You may be subject to fines, jail time and community service.
What if I am under the legal limit to be arrested for DUI or DWI?
Even if your blood alcohol level is below the legal limit, you can still be charged with DUI or DWI. Some states make it illegal to drive with alcohol or drugs in the system.
What are the long-term implications of DUI or DWI
DUI/DWI can have serious long-term effects. A DUI conviction or DWI conviction can remain on your driving record for many years. It can also lead to higher insurance premiums, and possibly difficulty finding a job. A DUI or DWI conviction could also result in your license being suspended for a time.