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DUI and child passengers

If you are under arrest for a DUI in Massachusetts and there was a minor in the vehicle at the time, you can expect more legal troubles than just those associated with drinking and driving. The state considers this to be child endangerment, and the consequences can be severe. If this is your situation, it is imperative you hire an attorney who can explain your options.  

When your spouse is charged with drunk driving

DUI charges can be difficult whenever they arise, but when a loved one is charged with drunk driving it can be especially difficult for a number of reasons. For example, someone may lose respect for their child or spouse when drunk driving charges emerge, and these allegations can also create a rift within a couple’s relationship. Unfortunately, this can make it even harder for someone who has been charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol to move forward in their life.

How does a DUI affect travel?

If you have a DUI conviction in Massachusetts, and you enjoy international travel, you may find there are limits as to where you can go. While a DUI generally does not affect your ability to travel within the United States, there are some countries that see it as a felony and restrict entry. This is another good reason why you should hire an attorney to help you fight the charge of drinking and driving.

Cold medication and driving do not mix

If you are taking medication for a cold or the flu and think you are ok to drive in Massachusetts, you should probably think again. As with other types of drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter medication for colds and the flu come with side effects that can impair your ability to drive. This can lead to arrest and even conviction of driving under the influence, even if you did not consume any alcohol. 

DUI charges and your reputation

When it comes to drunk driving charges, people frequently pay attention to the potentially harsh penalties associated with these cases. For example, people may think about losing their license, spending time behind bars or facing significant financial penalties. It is important to point out that other consequences may arise in the wake of a DUI case and these could also have a devastating impact on someone's life. For example, the reputation of someone who has been accused of drunk driving may be tarnished, and this could have a far-reaching effect on their life.

Should you hire a DUI attorney?

If you are facing a DUI charge in Massachusetts, you may be wondering if you should hire an attorney. When weighing the other costs associated with a DUI, you may consider saving the money and defending the charge on your own, but this is not usually a good idea. A good attorney can be beneficial in many ways.

Drunk driving, after a crash

People get in their cars and drive drunk for different reasons, ranging from alcohol addiction to a poor decision made for the first time in a person’s life. However, people who are pulled over for drunk driving can face harsh penalties either way, especially if their behavior led to an accident. Drunk driving can complicate life in many ways and it is important for people who are struggling with these issues to know which options are available to them. For example, the way in which someone approaches a case could significantly impact their current life and their well-being years later.

Commercial drivers and driving under the influence

Commercial drivers in Massachusetts are responsible to the public in a variety of ways, from driving children to and from school to transporting hazardous materials. As a result, there are stricter laws and penalties regarding driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Stay safe this holiday season

The holiday season in Massachusetts is festive, and people tend to drink more than normal during this time. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel after a night of partying is never smart and DUIs tend to increase during the holidays. Both partiers and hosts need to take responsibility and make sure no one gets behind the wheel after drinking.

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