DUI Vehicles

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Can I Get a DUI if I am Driving Something Other Than My Car?

Absolutely.  State DUI laws can vary quite a bit, but you may get a DUI for operating some of the following while under the influence of alcohol:

The DUI laws in most states will prohibit either the operation of a "vehicle" or of a "motor vehicle" while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.  Because the exact definition of "motor vehicle" and "vehicle" may not be explicitly included in the law itself, it is up to the court to determine whether or not you can be charged with a DUI.  The court may look at a number of factors such as:

Do the Penalties Differ Depending on the Type of Vehicle?

DUI laws are different for every state, and your state may impose lesser charges if you get a DUI on your bicycle or other vehicle, as opposed to in your car, but they are not required to do so.  You should always designate a driver and stay away from operating any and all vehicles if you have been drinking.

What Should I Do if I am Charged With a DUI?

Regardless of the vehicle you were operating, if you are arrested for a DUI, you should contact a DUI attorney immediately to learn about your rights and the defenses available to you

If you are the victim of a DUI, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to seek just compensation for your injuries.

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Last Modified: 12-10-2012 02:14 PM PST

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