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Drunk driving charges as an older adult

Sometimes, people think of teenagers or young adults when they hear about drunk driving. From crazy frat parties to peer pressure among high schoolers, there are many reasons why some people associate drunk driving with young drivers. With that being said, it is crucial to keep in mind that drivers of any age may be charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. For example, an older adult may be charged with DUI, and there are a number of unique considerations for people who are going through this.

Oregon bill seeks to lower DUII limit

People in Oregon know that the state takes a pretty hard stance against drivers who are arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants. While it is important to protect people from unnecessary accidents, it is equally important to respect and protect the rights of drivers. Interestingly, even though the law states that a person can be deemed legally intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, a driver in Oregon may actually be charged with a DUII offense if their BAC exceeds even only 0.05 percent.

Should you trust a designated driver?

If you are like a number of other Oregon citizens, you may unwind by going out for drinks with friends or attending a party. You may even plan ahead by designating a driver to stay sober throughout the evening, so that he or she may drive the others safely home. Yet, even though you may trust that the designated driver is sober and able to drive safe, you might be mistaken. A report released in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that up to 40 percent of designated drivers have consumed alcohol during the evening and may not be as sober as you think.

Driving while slightly impaired

When many people think about alcohol and driving, they may envision someone who is over the legal limit and has consumed a number of drinks. However, it is important to keep in mind that many people drive while they are slightly impaired. Even though they may not be excessively over the legal limit, there are a number of potential risks associated with this behavior. From unexpected drunk driving charges to other consequences, there are many reasons why driving after only having one or two drinks can be concerning as well.

Understanding how an ignition interlock device can benefit you

When you are facing charges of driving under the influence in Oregon, the consequences you will face depend on the severity of your offense and how committed you are to change your bad habits. At David J. Celuch, we have helped represent many people who are accused of driving drunk as they work through the legal consequences of their actions. 

Parental involvement can play a role in reducing underage DUI

When parents of teenagers begin to experience their child's desire to test the limits of what is allowed, they are often faced with the challenge of protecting their children without preventing them from learning some valuable lessons on their own. While parents in Oregon cannot control everything their children do, they can positively influence their choices by working hard to provide them with education about how individual choices have inevitable consequences. 

The reason why refusing a breath test could hurt you

If you have decided to have a few drinks and then get behind the wheel, you are asking for trouble if you are pulled over. In a severe incident, your impairment could affect your ability to make important decisions while you are driving and you could end up in an unfortunate accident. At David J. Celuch, we have helped many people in Oregon to work through a DUI conviction. 

Oregon's child endangerment laws

According to Responsibility.org, 47 states and the District of Columbia have laws in place to discourage and penalize individuals who jeopardize the welfare of children under the age of 18. These laws aim to prevent adults from driving under the influence with young people in the vehicle. Oregon is one of these states. 42 states have laws that mandate enhanced penalties for DUI convictions that involve a child passenger. Again, Oregon is one of them.

Field sobriety test inaccuracy rates

If you have been arrested for and charged with suspected driving under the influence of intoxicants in Oregon, you are far from alone. Despite the many stereotypes that abound, the fact remains that many highly responsible and respected people find themselves in this situation. It is important for you to learn about the elements involved in your arrest and how you may defend yourself.

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