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Drunk Driving Archives

Know the drunk driving laws when visiting Arkansas on vacation

If you are heading to Arkansas for vacation, you need to learn about the laws here to make sure that you aren't breaking them. Just being a visitor isn't a defense against criminal charges, so don't think that ignorance is the defense option that will work for your case.

Get ready for those 4th of July parties, find a designated driver

The Fourth of July holiday is just around the corner, which means lots of patriotic parties will occur over this coming weekend. If there is alcohol at these parties, now is the time to make plans that enable you to make it home safely after the party. This can be anything from finding a designated driver to finding out if a social host will allow you to sleep off the booze before you drive home.

Coroner faces penalties after DUI charge

You know that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is dangerous. In your case, you didn't realize that a medication you took would affect you like it did. The alcohol interacted, and it quickly caused you to suffer from blurry vision and intoxication. You crashed, but you fortunately didn't hurt anyone.

Determine the objective of your drunk driving defense

Drunk driving charges often come as the result of a fun night out with friends. Most people know that the only way to prevent having to end the night on a sour note is to have a designated driver on hand to get everyone home safely. Unfortunately, things don't always work out that way.

What are DUI laws, and how do the police know you're drunk?

Nearly everyone knows that drinking and driving is an illegal act. Despite this, people make the decision to get behind the wheel every day. This puts them and others at risk of being involved in collisions. Those collisions could be life-threatening or deadly.

Drunk driving charges can stem from a mistake

Police officers have specific criteria to watch for to determine if a driver is intoxicated. We recently touched on some of those markers. If you have been out drinking, you should realize that trying to drive home is something that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. We are here to help you if you are facing that possibility.

Drunk driving cases must have specific elements

Some people in Benton County are coming to the realization that a little too much partying is going to have an impact on the coming days and weeks. People who are facing a DUI charge because of their holiday festivities might decide to fight back against the charges.

Holiday drunk driving: Know the penalties you face

Now that the holiday party season is upon us, everyone who is going to drink alcohol should make plans to have a way to get home that doesn't involve drunk driving. If you don't do this and end up trying to drive yourself home, you are facing some very serious penalties in Arkansas.