Understanding General DUI Laws: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Driving under the influence (DUI) laws in the United States are both complicated and strict, with rules changing from state to state. If you find yourself navigating this confusing legal terrain, understanding the basics is crucial. Knowing the consequences could mean the difference between a simple mistake and a life-altering event. That's where we at Cirkiel Law Group come in; our job is to offer guidance, support, and defense when DUI charges threaten to upend your life.

Let's start with the fundamentals. DUI refers to operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other substances. In most areas, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% is the standard threshold for legal impairment. But did you know that in some jurisdictions, you can be charged even if your BAC is lower? That's right if your ability to drive safely is affected, you could still face charges.

For those under the legal drinking age of 21, the rules are even stricter. Many states enforce "Zero Tolerance" laws, where any detectable amount of alcohol can result in a DUI charge. Cirkiel Law Group emphasizes that no matter your age or situation, understanding these laws is paramount.

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