Drunk Driving – An Overview
If you have been stopped for, arrested for or charged with drunk driving, contact Brent Horst as soon as possible to discuss your options and rights with an attorney who has experience handling drunk driving cases. Drunk driving law is complex and the guidance of a skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can make a significant difference in a defendant’s experience and in the outcome of his or her case.
Each U.S. state has its own set of drunk-driving laws, and in some states drunk driving is a crime, while in others it is classified as a traffic offense. While drunk driving laws do differ among the states, there are certain concepts and features common to most states’ drunk driving jurisprudence. As we all know, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs to a degree that impairs a person’s judgment and ability to drive safely is a serious offense. Both criminal and civil penalties for drunk driving can be harsh.