Traffic Law DUI/DWI Newsletters
Car insurance companies frown upon drunk drivers and enforce serious penalties to those who have been charged with drunk driving, or other alcohol-related driving offenses. Convictions for such offenses will cause many insurance carriers to raise the rates significantly or cancel an insured, either during mid-term or at the end of insurance term.
It is not uncommon for a state motor vehicle code to incorporate an individual chapter addressing the "rules of the road." One such rule is the prohibition against impeding the flow of traffic.
Many states have an implied consent law that essentially provides that a person that drives a motor vehicle is deemed to have given consent to chemical testing of his or her blood or urine for the purpose of determining the drug content of the motorist's blood if the motorist is lawfully arrested. The implied consent laws generally penalize a motorist with license suspension or other sanctions if the motorist refuses to provide a sample of blood or urine for testing. However, some states, such as New Jersey, do not have an implied consent law for testing for drugs. Some states provide for testing, but do not provide for the taking of multiple samples.
Various problems can occur after receiving a driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction. One of the potential problems that many people do not realize is possible limitations on travel. Many countries classify any crime as a reason to refuse or limit your entry into their country.
Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being, but not done with intent or malice. In response to the increasing number of homicides caused by drunk drivers, some states have created a distinct offense for deaths caused by drunk driving. These are commonly referred to as, inter alia, "vehicular manslaughter", "manslaughter with a vehicle," "negligent homicide manslaughter," or "DUI manslaughter."