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Welcome to the OptimusLaw® DUI / DWI Help Center.  The OptimusLaw DUI / DWI Help Center is a great source of general information about the law and legal system as it relates to drunk driving.  This information is generic and may or may not apply to a particular city, county, state or your individual circumstances. State laws vary and are continuously changing. This information does not necessarily reflect the laws in your state.  It is not intended to be a source of legal advice or a substitute for qualified legal counsel.  Your access to and use of this web site is subject to additional terms and conditions found in our Terms of Use.  Please read it now. 

A DUI / DWI conviction is a serious issue that could negatively effect the rest of your life!  A DUI / DWI conviction could result in a permanent criminal record, loss of your driving privileges, community service, higher insurance premiums, jail time, fines and the loss of your job. No one should drink and drive. However, if you are arrested and / or charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated or an alcohol related driving offense, you have the right to be represented by an attorney.  Visit OptimusLaw.com to find a lawyer to assist you with your specific DUI / DWI matter.

OptimusLaw DUI / DWI Help Center Article Categories:

Drunk Driving
Defending against a DUI / DWI charge
The DUI Legal Process
Federal DUI Issues & Information
DUI Statistics & Internet Resources
OptimusLaw Criminal Law Help Center
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Drunk Driving

What is a DUI/DWI? Is there a national drunk driving standard?
What's the difference between "drunk driving" and a DUI? What should I do if I'm stopped by the police?
What is driving under the influence? What do police officers look for during a traffic stop?
What is a DUI offense? Can I refuse to take a blood alcohol test?
How drunk do I have to be to be charged and convicted of a DUI? Can I choose which chemical test to take?
What are the signs of a drink driver? Do I have the right to talk to an attorney?
How do police officers determine if a driver is under the influence? Should I admit to drinking?
What are field sobriety tests?Does an officer have to read me my rights before asking me any questions?
What are blood alcohol tests? What are illegal per se laws?


Defending Against A DUI / DWI Charge

Should I talk to a lawyer? Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Levels
Successfully defending against a DUI charge? Probable cause
What are my chances of plea bargaining for a lesser offense? Can I get an independent blood test?
What are Miranda Rights? Repeat offenders
What is implied consent? How much will it cost to fight a DUI / DWI?


The DUI / DWI Legal Process

Booked on DUI Charges What penalties are handed down for repeat offenders?
Entering a Plea Consequences of a DUI / DWI conviction
Can I represent myself? License Suspensions
What are the chances of winning in court? DUI Treatment and Evaluation
What evidence is typically presented? What is ignition interlock?
What penalties do first time offenders face? Avoiding a DUI / DWI


Federal DUI / DWI Issues & Information

United States Government Web Site OptimusLaw Law Library Online
Federal Courts United States Constitution
United States Code Bill of Rights - United States Constitution Amendments I-X
United States StatisticsAmendments to the United States Constitution
Law Library of Congress  


DUI / DWI Statistics & Internet Resources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) US Dept of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics
US Department of Transportation Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety National Commission Against Drunk Driving


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