Driving a vehicle is an inherently dangerous activity, and one that can lead to serious injury, damage, or death if not done properly. Driving becomes particularly dangerous when an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel.
Refusing to take a test may deprive the prosecution of damning evidence, but it will also usually result in a license suspension. In some situations, a refusal post-arrest can be overcome, and a non-consensual blood test may be allowed.
Alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelets provide a way for courts to oversee people who have been ordered to not drink alcohol. Here's more about how they work, their uses in the legal system, and how much they cost.
It's common knowledge that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and that all states make it illegal to sell alcohol to anyone who is underage. However, state prohibitions against underage drinking extend further than merely the sale of alcohol.
It's no secret to every teenager and young adult that you have to be 21 before you can legally drink, buy, or own alcohol. Though each state has its own laws about alcohol, all states require that people must be 21 before they can legally purchase alcohol.
Although DUI/DWI law can vary from one state to the next, a person can still be prosecuted and convicted for DUI even though a chemical test of the person’s bodily fluids (breath, blood, or urine) is not available to the prosecutor.
In many states, police officers have a fair bit of leeway in deciding whether a person is intoxicated and, if so, whether the person should go to jail or a hospital or treatment center until no longer intoxicated.