Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Is a DUI a criminal offense or not?

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2015-01-05 15:46:59
2015-01-05 15:46:59

DUI Is Criminal Offense In some states, such as Wisconsin, a DUI is NOT a criminal offense. However, almost every other State does treat DUI or DWI as a criminal offense, punishable by jail and fines.

  • DUI/DWI offenders - Drunk driving is a serious offense and the consequences of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are become quite severe. According to the state in which the offense is committed, DUI/DWI offenders can get off with just a warning, may lose their driver�s license, or might even serve time in prison.
  • Yes, it is considered a criminal offense. First time offender's generally get a hefty fine, community service and a restricted or suspended license. Multiple offenses will result in fines, license revocation and jail time. Most states have mandatory sentences for habitual offenders, this means the penalties and time served cannot be plea bargained nor amended by a judge.
  • Some states have three strike law on DUI and can carry long term jail time & very high fine. In Virginia, fine had to be pay in full before release from jail.
  • Thousands of people are dying every year due to drunk drivers, that's why the government has decided to push this type of people into jail, or heavy fine, or rejected license in almost every state of the America and in other countries as well.
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