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All Questions on DWI

What are the consequences of impaired driving?
What happens if you’re caught driving while impaired in some way? Do the charges change if you’re caught driving drunk versus high? I’m doing a presentation about this for class and I’m still confused.
Liz Jenson
Mar 10, 2022
How long will you have a drunk driving conviction on your record?
I was convicted of a DUI six years ago when I was young and careless. I am worried about it showing up in a background check for a prospective employer. How long will this stay on my record?
Mary Cahill
Feb 03, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in California?
If I get pulled over while high in California, will I get a DUI? I get that there are probably consequences for it, but is the punishment still the same?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving hungover?
Will I get a DUI if I get pulled over while hungover? I wouldn’t think that being hungover would earn you a DUI, but I’m not sure how long you have to wait before driving.
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 2022
Can you appeal a drunk driving conviction?
Is it possible to appeal a drunk driving conviction? I tried to defend myself in court, but it did not go well. I’m hoping that if I appeal (with a lawyer this time), I’ll be able to overturn the conviction, or at least lessen the charge.
Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
How can I get a driving work permit in Minnesota?
I had my license revoked but would like to get a driving work permit. How do I get a driving work permit in Minnesota?
Jason Tushinski
Jan 20, 2022
What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in California?
Sometimes, after work, I have a few beers with my colleagues and drive home. My wife is worried I could be pulled over, but I never get behind the wheel when I feel at all drunk. What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in California?
Sara Brody
Apr 01, 2022
How long should you wait per drink before driving?
I’m going out with some friends this weekend, but none of us wants to be the designated driver. I said I’d do it, but we’d have to wait for me to sober up before heading home. I don’t know how long that actually takes, though. How many hours after drinking can I drive?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
What is the alcohol limit for driving in the USA?
I’m a Canadian going on a road trip across the USA this summer. I will probably have a few drinks at a bar some evenings before heading back to the hotel, but I don’t want to risk a drunk driving conviction in another country. What is the alcohol limit for driving in the USA?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 31, 2022
Is buzzed driving illegal?
I keep seeing public service announcements about how buzzed driving is illegal. After work, I usually join my co-workers for a drink or two—but I wouldn’t say I’m buzzed. What is considered buzzed driving?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do I get a driving work permit in MN?
I recently made a few bad choices that resulted in my first ever DWI, and I lost my license for 90 days. But because my BAC was below 0.16, I’m apparently allowed to get a work permit, which I definitely need to get to and from my office. How do you apply for a Minnesota DWI work permit?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
What does alcohol do to your driving skills and judgment?
I’m doing a report on driving under the influence. I don’t drink, so I don’t really know what it’s like. How does alcohol affect drivers?
Liz Jenson
Jan 20, 2022
What happens if I get a ticket for driving with a revoked/suspended license and miss court?
I lost my license when I got a DUI the first and only one I've got but I never completed the DUI class to get my license back years ago then was stopped driving later on.
Emily Maracle
Feb 11, 2022
How long can you be in jail for drunk driving?
I’ve never had a DUI before, but my friend and I were talking about it one night. He said that a DUI has no jail time, but I thought it came with a certain amount of time in the slammer. How long can you be in jail for a drunk driving charge?
Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022
What blood alcohol level is classified as driving while intoxicated?
I learned in driving school that you can only get a driving while intoxicated (DWI) ticket if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. My friend says it depends on your size and how drunk you seem during a field sobriety test. Who’s right? What blood alcohol level is classified as driving while intoxicated?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 31, 2022
When feeling ill, should I take medication before driving?
I’ve been feeling sick for a while, but I need to go to the store and run errands. Being sick makes me groggy, which isn’t great for driving. Is taking medication before driving safe?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 26, 2022
How does drinking and driving affect other drivers?
I’ve never tried it but I’ve seen a few TV shows where the characters are drinking a beer while driving. While I know that it’s illegal to do so, I’ve always been curious what would happen if I had a beer while I was driving. What are the consequences of drinking and driving?
Kevin Martinez
Feb 14, 2022
How does marijuana affect driving?
I just moved to Illinois from Indiana, and legal weed shops are everywhere. I’m not used to this being legal, let alone seeing people puff a joint at a bar and then drive away. As far as I know, marijuana impacts driving every bit as much as alcohol, but I’m not positive. How does marijuana affect people behind the wheel?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
How can I reduce my drunk driving license suspension?
I’ve made a huge mistake and got my license suspended for drunk driving. I don’t know how I’m going to get to work now that I have a driving ban. Are there any ways I can reduce my license suspension?
Macy Fouse
Jan 21, 2022
Can you be arrested for drunk driving after the fact?
A buddy of mine was bragging the other night on social media about how he’d had a few drinks downtown and managed to drive home without hitting any sobriety checkpoints. Apart from how idiotic it is to drink and drive, I told him that he can still get a DUI if he’s bragging about it. He bet me twenty bucks I was wrong, so can he still be arrested for drunk driving after the fact?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 21, 2022
What is aggravated driving while intoxicated?
I was charged with an aggravated DWI about a week ago, and I’m scared about what’s going to happen. I’ve read up on what I can do in cases of DWI, but I’m not sure how the aggravated charge is different. What is aggravated driving when intoxicated?
Eric Schad
Jan 31, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in Iowa?
One of my friends recently got pulled over and smelled like weed at the time. I’m not sure what will happen to him and I’m worried. Do you get a DUI if you get pulled over while you’re high in the state of Iowa?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in Arizona?
I would never drive while drunk, but sometimes I’ll have a drink with colleagues after work and drive home after. I’m worried that if I were pulled over for another reason, I could get a DUI even though I feel safe driving. What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in Arizona?
Sara Brody
Apr 01, 2022
What groups are working to solve drinking and driving?
I want to volunteer with a group that is advocating against drinking and driving. Could you tell me what groups are working to solve drinking and driving?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 03, 2022
Is impaired driving a DUI?
Is there a difference between driving while impaired and a DUI? I keep hearing them used interchangeably, but I thought they weren’t the same.
Tiffany Leung
Feb 11, 2022
How do depressants affect driving?
I’ve read that depressants affect driving in a number of ways, but I’m not sure what they are. Do depressants affect driving and how so?
Eric Schad
Mar 18, 2022
When is a drinking and driving conviction spent?
How long will a drunk driving conviction stay on my driving record? I’m going to start applying for jobs next year, but I got a drunk driving conviction when I was a senior in high school and I’m worried that I won’t be able to get the jobs I want.
Liz Jenson
May 04, 2022
How long does a drunk driving conviction last?
How long will a drunk driving conviction stay on my driving record? I haven’t actually been convicted yet, but I want to know what kind of timeframe I can expect.
Liz Jenson
Jan 24, 2022
Is it illegal to drink kombucha while driving?
I love kombucha. I drink one or two a day. But after talking with one of my friends, I’m nervous. He told me that you could possibly get a DUI while drinking kombucha behind the wheel. Can I get a DUI for drinking kombucha tea?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
Does health insurance cover drunk driving accidents?
I just got my first job that offers health insurance. About three months ago, my friend was injured in a drunk driving accident where the other driver was cited with a DUI. Now that I have insurance, I wasn’t sure if it applied to this situation. If I got into a drunk driving accident, would my health insurance cover it?
Eric Schad
Mar 17, 2022

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