Death is the inevitable end of all human life. It arrives stealthily without invitation and mercilessly drives our loved ones away from our lives. No attempts to express the grief of this overwhelming reality are enough to comfort or prepare us beforehand. However, while this remains our terminal destination, it is somehow more devastating when it is resulted from negligence and wrongful conduct of a third person especially when it could have been prevented. This is referred to as “wrongful death” in lawsuit which includes the death of a loved one by a harmful act that is committed mistakenly or intentionally by a third party. It includes murder or serious assaults concord where the victim is intentionally killed, car accidents caused by carelessness or when a doctor fails to diagnose the patient correctly. These types of behaviors are utterly unacceptable and therefore, a lawsuit is filed against the perpetrator as a due punishment and provisions are made for the deceased person’s family.
I came across an interesting topic the other day regarding laws and the purpose of them. In all honesty, I scoffed at the question at first. I mean, what kind of question is that? The purpose of laws is to keep society orderly. Without laws, there would be no civilization to speak of. Laws are the fabric that holds it all together.
Getting charged with a DUI or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be a horrifying and terrifying experience. Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is merely an irresponsible and dangerous act.
Your decision to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs could be, for the most part, damaging and disadvantageous to your life and others lives. If you’re a first time DUI perpetrator, you might be questioning yourself what now or what’s next?
Of course, nobody wants to get a DUI. With that said, surely everyone is, without a doubt, unprepared as to what steps you should be doing next. For a little help, here’s a list of some of the things you should do next when you got a DUI.
Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any substance (marijuana, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medications, inhalants, etc.) that can impede a person’s ability to drive is unlawful in all fifty states of the U.S., including the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico. The specific laws and penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), however, vary from state to state.
For instance, in the state of Kentucky, DUI is regarded as a serious criminal offense. While driving with a blood alcohol concentration level (BAC) of at least 0.08% is illegal in the U.S. and already require sanctions, Kentucky imposes enhanced penalties for drunken driving offenders with a BAC of 0.15 or higher.
When the topic is about “driving under the influence” or DUI, most people immediately think about drunk driving. This is not surprising considering the many famous personalities who were arrested after drinking and driving and how they spent time, either voluntarily or forcefully, in high-end alcohol rehab facilities all over the country.
It is important to note, however, that DUI cases do not apply solely to alcohol use but other substances as well that impair a person’s driving ability like marijuana. During a recent Kentucky Prosecutors Conference, a traffic resource prosecutor in the Denver area shared that while the effects of marijuana are different from alcohol, it can still lead to impaired driving.
A good attorney is expensive, but a DUI is much more expensive. We did the math to find out whether or not hiring a DUI lawyer is a good investment. Spoiler alert: it is.
Driving under the influence is a terrible decision that many Americans make every year. The FBI estimates that 1,117,852 Americans were arrested for driving under the influence in 2014. That's an incredibly high number.
If you're arrested for DUI, you will face a considerable emotional and financial burden. That's not to mention the potential for punishment like jail time and losing your license. A drunk driving charge will severely impact your life for years.
It's not just the thousands of dollars in court fees and fines that will cost you. Getting a DUI makes you a high-risk driver in the eyes of your insurer, and being a high risk driver leads to rising premiums or even policy cancellation. Your insurance rates are likely to raise for a minimum of three years in the wake of a DUI. Paying these higher rates will add up substantially over time.
QuoteWizard crunched the numbers and one thing is clear: if you get a DUI, you should spend the money to hire a DUI lawyer. If your attorney can get your first-time DUI charges reduced or dropped, you can save as much as $4,000 on car insurance alone.
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About the Author
Larry Forman is a Louisville criminal defense attorney at LARRY FORMAN LAW, PLLC. Larry handles primarily DUI/DWI charges as well as other criminal charges. Call (502) 931-6788 if you need legal representation.