Top 5 Myths About DUI
Updated: Feb 2
If you have been charged with a DUI, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain
about what to expect. You may be worried about the potential consequences of a
conviction, such as jail time, fines, and a loss of your driver's license. It is important
to remember that every case is different and the specific facts of your case will
determine the outcome. With that said, there are some common myths about DUI
charges that you should be aware of:
1. You will automatically go to jail if convicted of a DUI
This is simply not true. While jail time is a possibility, it is not a guarantee. The
specific facts of your case, as well as your prior criminal history, will be taken into
consideration when determining your sentence.
2. You can't be charged with a DUI if you weren't driving
It is possible to be charged with a DUI even if you were not behind the wheel of a
vehicle. If you are in physical control of a vehicle, such as being stopped in the
driver's seat with the keys in the ignition, you can be charged with a DUI.
3. You can refuse to take a breath test
If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the officer may ask you to submit to a
breath test. You have the right to refuse, but doing so will likely result in harsher
penalties if you are ultimately convicted of a DUI.
4. You can't be charged with a DUI if your BAC is below .08%.
While it is true that most states use .08% as the legal limit for intoxication, you can
still be charged with a DUI even if your BAC is below this level. If the prosecutor can
show that your ability to drive was impaired, you can be convicted of a DUI.
5. A first-time DUI is not a big deal.
While a first-time DUI may not seem like a major offense, it is still a serious crime.
You could face significant penalties, including jail time, fines, and a loss of your
driver's license. If you are facing a DUI charge, it is important to consult with an
experienced attorney who can help you understand the specific laws in your state
and the potential consequences of a conviction.
Attorneys Meason & Ramsey can help you if you have been arrested for DUI. They are knowledgeable about the specific laws in your state and can help you understand
the potential consequences of a conviction. They will work tirelessly to ensure that
your rights are protected and will fight to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact Meason & Ramsey Law today to schedule consultation.
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