Drunk Driving Charges

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Will a Drunk Driving Conviction Go on My Record?

Yes.  Drunk driving is not a mere traffic citation; it is a criminal offense.  A drunk driving conviction will go on your criminal record.

What Will I Be Charged With?

When you are pulled over for drunk driving, there are a number of different crimes you can be charged with.  Most states will charge you with a DUI (driving under the influence).  However, under some circumstances, your charge may be reduced to a lesser crime.  Each state has a different set of possible charges:

California

Florida

Illinois

New York

Texas

Other states charge drunk drivers with the offense of Operating Under the Influence (OUI) or Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).

Seeking Legal Help

If you are arrested for drunk driving, you should speak to a criminal defense lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.

If you are a victim of a drunk driving accident, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer immediately to learn how to get compensation for your injuries.

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Last Modified: 04-14-2014 04:00 PM PDT

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