Nearly 10,000 people in the United States were killed in alcohol-related driving accidents in 2014. And these deaths accounted for 31 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. that year. Despite the devastating consequences, drinking and driving continues to be a serious problem.
Law enforcement may request field sobriety testing during a traffic stop if they suspect a driver of being under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). What tests can police ask for, and what are drivers' rights surrounding them? Keep this information in mind as you get behind the wheel.
Field sobriety tests may be requested during a traffic stop by law enforcement if they suspect a driver of being under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). What tests can police ask for and what are drivers' rights surrounding them? Keep this information in mind as you get behind the wheel.
As adults, we know that the responsible thing to do if we've been drinking is to have a designated driver get us safely home. But if you find yourself pulled over and being accused of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), what should you do?
Arrests and convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) -- even when no one is hurt -- can be costly, time-consuming and life-changing. It's important for you to know when you've reached the legal intoxication limit even when you don't feel drunk. And it can be even more important if you are a woman, because you can often reach those limits faster than your male counterparts.
The 4th of July is notorious for DUIs. In fact, on this day -- our nation's independence day -- DUIs are one of the major causes of vehicle accidents and deaths.
DUIs are a problem every day of the year. In 2012 there were 10,322 deaths involving drunk driving, which represented nearly one-third of all vehicle deaths that year. From 2008 to 2012, 4th of July vehicle deaths totaled at least 765 people.
We have just released our latest infographic about DUI sentencing. You can view it by clicking here. A snapshot of the infographic: If you have any questions about DUI sentencing you should contact a Fresno California DUI attorney. Call us at (559) 374-2012 or use the form to the right of this page to send us a message.