What is Drunk Driving DUI/DWI
Drunk driving, sometimes called driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), has two meanings:
* Driving with a blood alcohol level over the state’s maximum permissible blood alcohol limit. The legal limit for adults is either 0.08% or 0.10% depending on the State.
* Driving when your physical abilities are impaired by drugs or alcohol. In some cases, it makes no difference whether the drug is legal or illegal. If taking that drug impacts your senses of seeing, hearing, talking, walking and/or judging distances, you may be guilty of a drunk driving offense.
Common Drunk Driving DUI/DWI Tests for Intoxication
* Breath Test – Breathalyzer
* Blood Test
* Urine Test
Tough Penalties for Drunk Driving DUI/DWI Convictions (vary from state to state)
* Large fines
* A license suspension or restriction
* Attendance at a Drunk Driving DUI DWI education course
* Probation – often for three years.
* Community service
* Impounding of the vehicle
* Ignition interlock devices – to start a car, the driver must blow into the analyzer. If the breath test shows the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) meets or exceeds the legal limit for driving, the car will not start.
Other consequences of a DUI/DWI
* High insurance costs
* Loss of driver’s license
* Auto accident
* Loss of job that requires driving
What can you do if you are Arrested for Drunk Driving DUI/DWI?
If you are arrested for Drunk Driving DUI DWI, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.
Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents:
If you are a victim of a Drunk Driving DUI DWI accident, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn how to get compensation for your injuries.
THE ORIGINAL TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.