Driving under the Influence is the most serious offense or crime of driving, being on, or operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drugs, which renders the driver unable to operate a vehicle safely. In the United States, there are many laws and regulations regarding DUI. If you are arrested for driving under the influence, you will be held in jail until you have reached your court date. Many times the judge will decide at this point what the maximum sentence would be for your offense and will assign you one that you will probably spend time in jail. There are many factors that influence the severity of DUI sentences, including age, gender, and many other variables. It is up to the judge to decide what sentence you will receive.
Many Different DUI Laws
There are many different types of DUI laws. Some of these are mandatory for all states; others are the state’s laws with some minor variations. For example, some states require that drivers have a certain amount of alcohol in their system before they can be considered guilty of DUI. Other states have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drunk driving. A few states require that a driver to undergo alcohol treatment in order to be convicted of DUI. Each state has its own rules when it comes to the actual DUI law. Some of these laws vary from state to state.
A No Contest DUI Plea
There are many other things to know about DUI laws. One of these is that an individual who has previously been convicted of drunk driving is automatically given a “no contest” plea. This means that in exchange for pleading guilty to the charge, the person will be released from jail and pay the fine that was originally imposed. This may not always be possible with DUI laws however, so you should contact a lawyer who will be able to advise you on whether or not this is an option for you.