DUI Resources - What to do if you are charged with a DUI.
Driving under the influence refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In all 50 states it’s a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two. The crime is commonly called “DUI” (driving under the influence), but many states use additional or alternative terms for drinking and driving. Among the terms are “DWI” (driving while intoxicated or impaired), “OUI” (operating under the influence), “OWI” (operating while intoxicated), and “DWAI” (driving while ability impaired). DUI laws and penalties vary by state.
What should you do if you are charged with a DUI? Can you be charged for a DUI if you are sitting in your car and not driving? What are your rights if you are charged?
If you are charged with a DUI offense, you will want to obtain the services of an attorney. You may also want to do some research online. There are many resources available online and many of those resources can help you to understand the law, your options and can lead you to a highly recommended attorney.
The Aizman Law Firm has put together a good overview of California DUI laws. The firm has information for CDL drivers, out-of-state drivers receiving a DUI in CA, and DUI expungement. Essentially, this overview covers all practical aspects of California DUI law.
For a thorough overview of the definition of a DUI and what will happen when are you charged with a DUI, click here.
You can also find laws by state and lawyers via nolo.com
AAA Driving also offers a DUI Justice Resource that provides updates on laws and a state by state review of laws.
The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility also offers a state by state review of laws and resources.