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Drunk driving charges as a college student

If you are attending college, or plan to enroll in college in the near future, you may have many different concerns in front of you. From studying for exams to completing applications and writing essays, there are many different responsibilities for current and prospective college students. Unfortunately, other difficulties can arise during college. For example, someone may be charged with drunk driving after attending a family celebration, or they may get behind the wheel while over the legal limit due to pressure from some of their friends or after attending a frat party.

Will drunk driving make you lose your commercial license?

If you have an Oregon commercial driver's license, you likely know how important it is to keep your driving record clean when you are operating your work vehicle. However, you may risk losing your commercial license for certain driving infractions that occur when you are operating your personal vehicle. If you receive a conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, you may lose your license for at least one year, no matter what vehicle you were driving at the time.

Teen deaths on the rise

Teens in Oregon and the rest of the United States are dying from car crashes, drug overdoses and guns at alarming rates. According to CNN, between 1999 and 2013, there was a 33 percent decline in the death rate for people at ages 10 to 19 years old in America. It then climbed by 12 percent between 2013 and 2016. Many experts point to ramping up efforts to educate teens on car and driver safety as a solid solution.

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. 

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