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Penalties of a DUI can be serious

Drunk driving charges must be handled very carefully because of the consequences that come with them. There are many things that you need to address if you are facing these, so you have to make sure that you are paying close attention to what is going on with everything. These cases are rather unique because you have to think about the criminal aspects of the matter, as well as the administrative aspects of the case.

There are many things that might be the end result of a drunk driving conviction. One of the possibilities is that you might have to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. This makes you blow a breath sample into it so it can check the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) before the engine starts. If the result of the BAC test is more than what is allowed, which is usually .02 percent, the vehicle won’t start. You also have to be able to pass the BAC tests if the device says a test is needed during a trip.

Some DUI programs also require the person to take alcohol treatment or to go through DUI schools. These work to help the person learn the dangers of alcohol and how to avoid succumbing to the temptation of driving drunk.

It is also possible that you will lose your driver’s license, have to pay fines, do community service or spend time in jail. Learn about what the possible consequences are for your case. Some cases might include enhanced penalties, which are even greater. This has to be a factor in your defense strategy.

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