Four Points That Every Driver Needs To Know About Implied Consent Laws

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No matter which state you live in and drive in, implied consent laws are a major part of state sentencing guidelines in drunk driving laws, and it’s important to know exactly how you can be impacted by this piece of legislation:

  • Implied consent laws pertain to drunk driving offenses, and every single state has an implied consent law in place. This legislation states that every driver, upon receiving his/her driving license, automatically agrees to take a chemical test (usually a breathalyzer) if a law enforcement official suspects that person of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • It’s possible to choose which type of chemical test you want to take, even though breathalyzer tests are the most common (and most convenient) when Continue reading

Two Important Points About a DWI Arrest

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Let’s get two things out of the way: First of all, everyone knows that drunk driving, or driving under the influence of any type of intoxicating substance, be it alcohol or drugs, is not a good idea. But secondly, everyone also knows that there are plenty of unforeseen circumstances involving DWI cases, and that everyone is likely to make some mistakes every now and again.

So if you find yourself pulled over on the side of road, blinded by the flashing red and blue lights, and feeling a sort of panic rising up — here are two things to keep in mind regarding the pre-DWI arrest process:

  • As a rule of thumb, an average person metabolizes about one drink per hour; the important caveat here is that there are ple Continue reading