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Yes, you can challenge a Breathalyzer and win in court

If you've been accused of driving while intoxicated, one of the first things that you'll be asked to do is to submit to a breath test. Using a Breathalyzer, the officer will take a sample of your breath to determine your current level of intoxication. The breath test reports a percentage. Under law, any level that is .08 percent or higher makes it illegal for you to be behind the wheel of a vehicle.

A DUI leads to harsh penalties and lasting consquences

If you've been accused of driving a car after you've had too much to drink, then you know you're at risk of a DUI conviction. A DUI or DWI are essentially the same thing. They are either driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. Both may result in penalties that could end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars, your license and your freedom.

Do the holidays promote more drunk driving?

It's no secret that the holidays bring out the booze. Family members that many people don't see often come into town for the holiday, and that makes it a time for celebration. With so many holidays coming up soon, it's important to understand how drinking could end up affecting you if you choose to get behind the wheel and drive. Since there is an increase in the number of people on the roads, drinking and driving is more likely to result in a crash and could lead to serious injuries or fatalities.

Man charged for death of 1 in single-vehicle crash

When you're accused of a DUI, it's in your best interests to defend yourself regardless of the situation. Even if you are in an accident that results in a death, you still have rights and need to protect your interests. While it's appropriate to feel remorse, you don't need to give in to the harshest penalties.

Man receives 10-year sentence for DUI crash

A man in Lynchburg has been sentenced for a drunk driving crash that killed a woman. A news report from Sept. 21 states that the man, 49, was found guilty of multiple charges and has had his license indefinitely suspended. He has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $50 to the state trauma fund.

Woman arrested after allegedly driving while intoxicated

When you drive with children in your vehicle, you need to be sober and attentive. They're important, and they add a layer of difficulty if you get stopped for violating the law. If you're not careful, you can be accused of endangering your children as well as accused of a DUI. That's what's happening in this case out of Virginia.

Is drugged driving more common than drunk driving?

It's wise to look at traffic accidents to determine their causes, but doing so can create some connections to changes in laws that you may not have thought would impact drivers. For example, did you know that over the course of two years, the number of drugged driving deaths rose while the number of drunk driving deaths actually fell?

Here's how to reduce your risk of driving drunk

You're planning to go out for the night and have drinks with your friends. You know that you're going to have to drive at some point, so you plan to stop drinking early on and to allow your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to drop to a safe level. How can you make sure that you're safe to drive?

Drinking and driving causes crashes and takes lives

Drunkenly driving your vehicle puts your life, the lives of your passengers and the lives of others on the roadways at risk. Even if you feel normal when you get behind the wheel, your blood alcohol concentration could risk and cause you to drive poorly. It's very important to take the time to test your BAC before you drive or to chose an alternative way home if you plan to drink.

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