The use of drugs is something that shouldn't be done before driving. Drugged driving can lead to criminal charges and serious accidents. It is always best to avoid taking drugs before you get behind the wheel.
As the summer months continue to march toward us, people are going to start having outdoor gatherings. These might include an offering of alcohol, which means that anyone who is attending the get together needs to make sure they have made plans to get home without having to drive home drunk. This can mean having a designated driving, calling a ride share program or taking public transit.
Facing a drunk driving charge in Pennsylvania means that you are facing possible time in jail, a driver's license suspension, fines and other penalties. You need to make sure that you understand exactly what you might have as a sentence when you are preparing your defense.
When drivers are pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving, the officers will sometimes conduct a standardized field sobriety test. One of the components of this test is the horizontal gaze nystagmus test.
As you are heading out to the Super Bowl parties this weekend, you will have to make a choice. You need to decide if you are going to avoid alcohol, drink and stay where you are until you sober up, drink but find a driver to take you home or drink and try to drive yourself home. These choices each have pros and cons, but you are the only person who can determine what you are willing to do.
A field sobriety test is one of the tools that police officers have to gauge whether someone should be driving or not. The battery of tests that is done consists of three tests if it is a standardized field sobriety test, but could have different tests if it isn't the standardized version.
There is one thing that all adults who drink alcohol should do right now -- take a few moments to learn what the laws in Pennsylvania say about drunk driving. You shouldn't think that these charges are minor nuisances. Instead, you have to treat them like very serious issues because they can have an impact on multiple facets of your life.
There are many different reasons why people get caught drinking and driving. One thing that is universal in all of these cases is that it is possible to prevent these charges by avoiding getting behind the wheel if you've been drinking. If you decide to drive anyway even though you are tipsy, you could find yourself heading to jail.
There are many things that you need to think about when you are heading out for the evening. Where you will go, who you are going to meet up with and what you are going to do are often the primary concerns. You need to add one more to that -- how you will get home.
As the summer months continue to march forward, the parties will continue to roll. This means that the police departments in this area might opt to conduct DUI checkpoints. If you recall, we recently discussed the fact that these checkpoints can't profile drivers. This doesn't mean that you won't get stopped in one just because of who you are. Instead, it means that any driver has the possibility of being pulled over.