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Inexperienced drinkers and DUI charges

Sometimes, people find themselves charged with driving under the influence multiple times, after being pulled over again as a result of their addiction to alcohol or tendency to drink too much on the weekend. In other instances, however, a person may be accused of operating a vehicle while drunk even though they rarely drink alcohol. In fact, there are a number of reasons why this scenario can be especially challenging for those facing DUI charges and if you have recently been charged with driving drunk even though you are an infrequent drinker, it is extremely important to clearly understand your legal options.

College and DUIs

College students in Massachusetts are heading back to campus, excited for a new year. Drinking is a big part of college life for some students, and this can lead to many issues including being arrested for a DUI. Getting a DUI as a college student can have more consequences than for other settled adults. While the same penalties for a DUI apply, future careers and scholarships may also be at stake.

DUI charges on Labor Day

At any time of the year, there are drivers who are pulled over due to a law enforcement official's belief that they are driving under the influence of alcohol. However, there are some instances when these charges are especially prevalent, such as holidays. With Labor Day around the corner, it is important to be aware of checkpoints and increased attention toward drunk drivers and ensure that you do not get behind the wheel if you are drunk. Unfortunately, many people will find themselves facing these charges, sometimes they may even be innocent. If you are charged with DUI during Labor Day, handling the charges correctly is essential.

Driver impairment in Massachusetts: The basics you need to know

Drivers in Massachusetts must be prepared to make split-second decisions when they are driving. Operating a motor vehicle after drinking or taking any substance that might impair your ability to drive can have disastrous consequences. There are strict penalties for operating under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

Can I fight a drugged driving arrest for prescribed drugs?

If you are arrested in Massachusetts for driving under the influence of alcohol, you are probably not surprised as it is well known alcohol use and driving is illegal. However, if you are arrested because you have taken a prescription drug, you may wonder what is going on. The truth is, even when prescribed by a physician, drugged driving has the same consequences as a DUI due to alcohol does. While it can be hard to defend, there are certain valid defense arguments that your attorney may use.

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