Posts tagged "OWI/DUI"

Can you tell if someone is intoxicated by appearance?

If you're accused of a DUI, you probably have some idea about whether or not you were truly pushing the limit with your alcohol intake. For some people accused of drinking and driving or using drugs and driving, the reality is that they didn't. They may fail significant tests but still have no alcohol in their systems.

Below the limit? You could still face charges

You were driving home from an important office dinner when you saw flashing lights in your rearview mirror. You knew it was an officer trying to pull you over; you'd crossed the center line when you looked away from the road for a moment. You quickly corrected yourself, but it was clear even to you that you'd made an error that could make the officer question your ability to drive safely.

BUIs can lead to fines, penalties and other serious punishments

When you think of a DUI, you probably imagine someone driving a car or truck while intoxicated. Interestingly, you can get a DUI even if you're on a boat. A boat is a motor vehicle by law, and that means that if you're intoxicated while boating, you're at risk of a DUI, also known as a BUI.

How long does it take for alcohol to move through your system?

If you love to drink, one of your major questions could be when your body begins to recognize alcohol in your system. For example, if you drink a glass of wine, will your body register that wine in five minutes, ten minutes or longer? How long do you have to wait to get a true feel for how intoxicated you've become?

Can you get a DUI for driving drunk on an all-terrain vehicle?

When you think of drunk driving, you probably think about getting behind the wheel of a truck or car. You can get in trouble for driving any vehicle, though, even things like all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or off-road vehicles. In most states, it's illegal to get behind the wheel of any motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Skateboarding or cycling drunk: Is a OUI possible?

There are many reasons why you shouldn't head out on your bicycle or skateboard while your intoxicated, but you'll be glad to know that an OUI isn't one of them. While riding a bike or skateboard is still technically riding a vehicle, it's legal in Wisconsin to ride a bike or skateboard while intoxicated.


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