Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
To begin, you need to understand that driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only illegal but very dangerous. There is no reason for it to happen, but sometimes people still make the decision to drive while impaired. In the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to legally be considered drunk is 0.08 g/dL, and anything equal to or above this amount is driving drunk (www.nrd.nhtsa.gov). If you are of the legal age to drink, you know that it is not difficult to obtain a buzz or to reach a 0.08% BAC level. In fact, for some people it only takes one or two beers, and the only thing that will sober a person up is time—not strong coffee, not exercising, and definitely not taking a cold shower. “In 2014, 9,967 people died in drunk driving crashes—one every 53 minutes—and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes” (www.nrd.nhtsa.gov).
No matter which way you look at it, the fact is, drunk driving is dangerous, and soon technology will make it nearly impossible for people to drive while impaired. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the federal government will contribute $5 Million for advanced anti-drunk driving technology known as the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS), which will “eliminate drunk driving by making cars that will fail to operate if the driver is impaired” (www.madd.org). Until then, and maybe even after, Amerio Law Firm is here to help. The attorneys at Amerio Law Firm can advocate for your rights as the accused. Depending on your situation, your punishment for receiving a DUI does not have to be as extensive as others, and, in some cases, the accusation may even get dismissed. Call Amerio Law Firm TODAY for your FREE case evaluation!
For more information on your DUI case, call (916) 419-1111 today and schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Sacramento attorneys who is experienced with DUI cases.
A DUI does not always have to involve alcohol. You can also receive a DUI while under the influence of prescription and/or illegal drugs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2015 that in 2014 marijuana made up 34.7% of DUIs and amphetamines, including ADHD medications and nasal decongestants, made up for 9.7% of DUIs, and these have been found as the cause for DUI convictions. While the legal marijuana industry has been slowly progressing across the United States, breathalyzers that can detect marijuana in drivers will also advance. Consequently, our legal defense approach will also have to evolve. At Amerio Law Firm, it is our job to check every option that the prosecution has to convict you of DUI. The criminal defense attorneys at Amerio Law Firm are former prosecutors, and they have the knowledge, experience, and understanding of the court system to resolve your case with the best possible outcome.
If you have been arrested for DUI recently, call Amerio Law Firm today at (916) 419-1111 to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys who has in depth experience with DUIs. We know what is at stake, and we will do everything possible to protect your rights!