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Drunk driving charges and Halloween

People are charged with DUI throughout the year, but some occasions, such as holidays, often see an increase in the number of drivers who are pulled over for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. There are multiple reasons why Halloween can give rise to an increase in drunk drivers, such as costume parties that bring many people to bars and celebrations with friends and family members. Moreover, law enforcement officials may be especially vigilant when it comes to drunk driving. If you are charged with drunk driving on Halloween, or at any other time, it is crucial to know what is at stake and go over your options immediately.

Criminal charges and college athletes: 5 important FAQs

It is an honor to compete as a college athlete. You love your sport, and you have put in years of hard work to get to the level you're at today. If you're on scholarship, you may save tens of thousands on tuition while others can fall into massive student debt. You understand the incredible benefit that provides, as you may be able to get out of school with a financial freedom that others may never have.

How can I treat alcohol abuse?

If you’ve recently been charged with a DUI in Massachusetts, your problems might extend beyond legal. In fact, many people with DUI charges also find they have issues with interpersonal relationships, work, and even their health, all of which stem from alcohol abuse. If you believe you might be one of these people, WebMD offers the following information on the different treatment options available.

What are the stages of a criminal case?

For people who are facing their first criminal charge, the entire process can seem very complicated. There are several things you should understand if you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor. Having some knowledge will help you to feel better prepared.

Strategies to decrease repeat DUIs

Massachusetts has strict DUI laws, and one of the goals of them is not only to punish drivers for breaking the law but also prevent them from drinking and driving in the future. While the majority of drivers seem to learn their lesson, there is a pretty high percentage that gets subsequent DUIs. While DUI prevention strategies may work for some of these drivers, some seemed wired to continue this risky behavior even when the penalties are high.

OUI issues: Absorption, metabolism and your blood alcohol level

Many people don't realize how alcohol will affect them when they drink. Some believe that everyone will face the same effects, but this isn't the case at all. Instead, everyone deals with alcohol differently due to their own metabolism. (You can think of your metabolism as your body's ability to process alcohol, calories or other things it takes in.)

False accusations of refusing a breath test

When it comes to drunk driving allegations, there are many different angles to consider. Aside from the penalties that may come with these allegations, some people face additional consequences because they refused to take a breath test. Moreover, there are unique situations which can further complicate a drunk driving case, such as someone who is falsely accused of refusing to take a breath test. If you have been falsely accused of breath test refusal, it is pivotal to not only understand what is at stake but to realize your legal rights as well.

Can I sleep drunk in my car?

Drivers in Massachusetts are required to operate a vehicle responsibly, and part of that is not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, some drivers drink too much and get behind the wheel. In some instances, the driver may realize they should not drive and decide to sleep it off in the vehicle before driving anywhere. While this may seem like a responsible move, this may backfire and result in a DUI arrest anyways. While there are some tactics you can take to decrease the chances of arrest, it may be best to get a hotel room or call a sober driver to drive you to your destination.

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