Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Drunk Driving refers to the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit. Drinking and Driving is also called Driving Under the Influence ("DUI"), Driving While Intoxicated ("DWI") or impaired driving. It represents a major cause of automobile accidents and is punishable by fines, penalties and/or imprisonment in many countries. The primary tools that law enforcement uses to combat DWI are the field sobriety test and the breathalyzer.

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Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

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Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

How can you get auto insurance after 2 DWIs?

DWI Insurance?You get your auto insurance the same way anyone else would ecxept that since your a "High Risk", you'll have to pay more and will probably have to look around more to find an Insurance Company that will accept you.

An answer from someone who has used the maneuver of setting up a new residence, etc., twice because of DWI's is really not a reliable source of information, comitting a "Felony" fraudoffense is not the way to go. I suggest that you "bite the bullet," admit your culpability, pay the higher insurance premium from your carrier for the next five years, and swear you will not drink and drive again.

Commit Felony Fraud?If you really want to drive that bad set up an address in another state or if you have a relative in another state ask them if you can use their address and then surrender your license to the DMV in that state assuming it's not suspended. once you establish an address you just need your license from your state and 6 points of ID which would be SS# birth certificate, passport credit card employee ID those will help. whats gonna happen is that you will surrender your old license from your state in exchange for the new one in what ever state you decide to do it with. if you have points dont worry about that its illegal for any state to transfer points from state to state.so you will have a fresh start..Ive done it twice and I live in NJ and I have a NY license and in NJ i had 10 points now i have zero with my NY license LOL... Of course if Caught you may spend some time in prison.

Assuming the courts haven't taken away your license, you'll need to contact a "high-risk" carrier like Progressive. If you've had to file an SR-22, you would give it to the carrier and go from there.

It's going to be very, very pricey, by the way, for about five years. And even after that, your record will probably keep your premiums pretty high.

You take the bus for the next five years.

Surrender LicenseIt's simple. Take your license to DMV, tell them you surrender it and ask for a plain ID card. Stay off public roads at least 7 years.

After that, re-apply all over again then the convictions (as long as no deaths resulted) should be totally erased. Then you'll be able to get insurance through whoever you want.

Please stay off the roads!

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

How do you get insurance when one spouse has DUIs and a suspended license and the other has a clean driving record?

Excluded High Risk DriversYou can exclude the spouse with the bad driving record from the policy. Since their license is suspended they can't drive anyway.

Be careful of the excluded driver option, however. With an excluded driver endorsement, there is NEVER any coverage for the excluded driver -- EVER. Sounds pretty obvious until that person gets behind the wheel and wipes out a busload of nuns. Interestingly, people tend to forget all about being an excluded driver under those circumstances.

hahaaa where we live there is no public transportation. I got excluded driver ins. but i am not comfortable with it but the payments for other insurance is over my head at the time being. thank you for your advice on this question.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Can you travel with a d.u.i conviction to nz?

As long as you don't drive

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What is the statute of limitations on a DUI in VA?

If you have been arrested for DUI, there is no statute of limitations.

An unanswered DUI ticket will result in a bench warrant for your arrest, and there is no time limit.

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Can you practice Law with a DWI?

There is no absolute bar from obtaining a license to practice law with a DUI/DWI, but the process does involve an extensive background check, and explanation is probably necessary. A committee generally will make the decision about whether or not you are fit to practice law in light of your prior indiscretion.

If you already have a law license, being cited for DUI/DWI will not necessarily lead to revocation of your license, but it could. It's fact specific.

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Did Candy Lightner ever get a DUI?

No. This is an urban legend. The founder of Moderation Management did receive a DWI after she gave up moderation and tried unsuccessfully to abstain completely from alcohol.

yes, she has been charged with 3 DUI's, all the way back from the 80's, when her daughter passed away.

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How long does a DUI affect your insurance in CA?

How long does a DUI stay on your record- In California, a DUI remains on your driving record for 10 years. Before January 1, 2007, it only remained on your record for 7 years. Now, even if you were convicted of a DUI before the 2007 legislative change, it will still be reported for 10 years.

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Can you be insured by an employer in Arizona after a DUI?

This decision is based entirely at the discretion of your employer. If you still have no OL it is less likely their insurance will cover you in a crash.

To answer your question, it will be next to impossible for you to be considered for any position that requires driving in any state for at least 10 years, if ever. Again, this is a decision your employer makes at his/her own risk.

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Can you have a felony DUI and become a nurse?

It would be very difficult. Even a misdemeanor DUI cause an already practicing nurse to lose her license. The law article below explains the connection between a DUI charge and careers in medicine.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

How long can an insurance company keep a DWI conviction on your record?

Insurance Record for DWIInsurance companies do not keep any driving records for you, They check the DMV records which is how they can see your offenses. Most Companies only check your record for the last 3 to 5 years depending on your company underwriting guidelines. So that's when they stop surcharging you for the DWI.

Your DMV driving record is permanent.

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Accidents, convictions for moving violations, and the suspensions or the revocations of your driver license remain on your driver record for these time periods:

A moving violation conviction or an accident normally remains on a driver record during the year that the conviction or the accident occurred, and for the following three calendar years. (Note: The DMV uses the year when the conviction occurred, not the year when the violation occurred.) The DMV removes a conviction or an accident from a driver record on January 1 of the fourth year after the year of the conviction or the accident. For example, an accident or a conviction that occurred during 2003 remains on the driver record until January 1, 2007. A conviction that is alcohol-related or drug-related (for example, DWI or DWAI) remains on a driver record for exactly 10 years. If a driver is convicted of the same violation during that 10 years, the driver can receive additional penalties. There are other convictions and accidents of a serious type that can remain on a driver record for more than 10 years. A suspension or a revocation of a driver license that was not cleared or not terminated remains on a driver record indefinitely. A suspension or a revocation that was cleared or terminated remains on a driver record during the year it was cleared or terminated and for the following three calendar years. (Note: The DMV uses the year when the suspension or the revocation was cleared or terminated, not the year when the suspension or the revocation began.)

Usually the minimum ranges from 7 years (Nevada) to 10 years in other states. Sometimes longer. A subsequent offense will usually extend it by 4-6 years.

If it resulted in a fatality, unfortunately such a conviction will follow you for lifetime in which case you can forget about buying insurance, a car, or having a unrestricted license ever again.

If no injuries resulted and you have one or more DWI convictions the easiest way to be forgiven is to voluntarily surrender your license for an ID, wait a few years then start over applying all over again. The conviction will be deleted and you can start over with whatever insurance company you want. Good luck!

El Salvador
Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

What is the penalty for drunk driving in El Salvador?

Firing squad at least that's what I heard.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Did Cindy Lightner the founder of MADD get a DUI?

No. This rumor has never been substantiated. I have read posts where people claim that she was arrested not once, but as many as three times. Yet, never have the posters provided a reputable link to support this claim. If this were in fact true, I would imagine the media would have ran with it, thus making the story easy to validate.

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What year did police start using breathalyzer?


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Does getting a DUI in another state affect your auto insurance?

Most likely, yes. States have reciprocity laws and procedures which allow them to share pertinent information on drivers in other states. Your carrier might also have other resources to check on this sort of thing.

Also, by not reporting a DUI to your carrier, you are essentially misrepresenting yourself to them. The premium you pay is clearly not based on you having received a DUI, which places you -- rightly so-- in a much higher risk category. You could have possible coverage issues if you have a loss and expect your carrier to pay out on it, not to mention the fact that your carrier could drop you altogether. This would look terrible on your record when you, say, go to get insurance from a different carrier.

Your best bet is to simply own up to the DUI with your current carrier. At your renewal, you'll see a huge premium increase or, unfortunately, your carrier will choose to drop you because you're viewed as an unacceptable risk. If the latter occurs, you'll have to shop around for another carrier, but high-risk carriers do exist. They're very, very pricey, but you definitely do not want to risk driving without insurance.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

What to do if pulled over for possible DUI?

If you are worried about getting a DUI you shouldn't have gotten into your vehicle.

You can have your license suspended if you refuse the field sobriety tests or breathalyzer, although that could be preferable to a DUI conviction.

You need to comply with the officer, but you also need to stand up for your rights if you feel like they are being violated and make sure that you state to the officer that you do not consent to being searched or having your car searched etc.

Statutes of Limitations
Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

How long does a DWI stay on your driving record in Indiana?

Your drivers license record is forever. It is a complete history of your driving career and never 'goes away.'

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Do felony DUI's effect getting jobs in IT.?

I would think so, you're a felon...

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Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

What do you do when you suspect a drunk driver?

You call 911. Be prepared to give a description of the car, their license plate (if possible), their location and heading. If you attempt to follow the car, you are likely to get into an accident yourself. Give what information you can safely give, and let the authorities handle the rest.

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If you have a DUI can you become a parole officer?

It is possible in some states, other states prohibit the hire of anyone with a felony record.

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What happens if you get a DWI on a four wheeler?

it is the same as a motorcycle, auto or a boat. You could face jail time, fines and suspensions.

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New Jersey
Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

How long does a DUI stay on your record in New Jersey?

As of Jan. 2008 any one being issued a DUI will have it on their record for up to 10 years.

In Virginia, it is 10 years.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

What is the maximum sentence for DUI manslaughter?

It depends which state you are in as to what the maximum sentence for DUI manslaughter is. In the state of Florida the maximum sentence is 15 years in jail.

Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Is a dwi a felony in Louisiana?

DWI is considered a felony offense in the State of Louisiana.

If you are arrested for DWI in Louisiana it is of the utmost importance to hire an attorney immediately. As soon as you are arrested, the timeframe for taking action is extremely short. You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to challenge the suspension of your driver's license.

For first DWI arrests in Louisiana you can expect a minimum 90 day suspension of your driver's license (you can apply for a hardship license after 30 days); and $300-$1000 in fines depending upon your intoxication level.

Due to the serious nature of the penalties involved, it is absolutely critical to hire an experienced DWI attorney as quickly as possible. While it may seem expensive in the short-term, it will save you an enormous amount of money, time, and trouble in the future.

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Drunk Driving (DWI or DUI)

Will you be able to adopt a child if your husband has a misdemeanor on his record?

Yes, as long as the misdemeanor conviction is not in conjuction with issues concerning children.


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