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Traffic & Drunk Driving

If you have been charged with speeding or drunk driving you probably worry about the effect it will have on your record and your driver's license. You may also be anxious about the possibility of jail time — especially if you are being charged as a repeat offender.

Being charged with speeding or drunk driving can result in hefty penalties, including loss of driver's license, traffic tickets, increases in insurance costs, fines, court costs, and even jail time. It is important for you to secure proper legal representation as soon as possible. We take pride in our ability to listen to your case and determine the best possible course of action.

One Law Group, S.C. has a dedicated team of attorneys who handle traffic and drunk driving cases. We provide skilled, professional representation from the time a citation is issued through a jury trial, if necessary. Call us for help on:

  • Drunk driving – OWI/DUI/DWI
  • Operating after revocation
  • Operating after suspension
  • Criminal traffic offenses
  • Reckless driving
  • License revocations
  • License suspensions

Frequently Asked Questions

What amount of alcohol do I need to drink to have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher?
Each person's blood alcohol content from drinking certain amounts of alcohol will vary, depending upon a number of factors. The main factor is your weight. To calculate your blood alcohol content based upon having normal drinks such as a 12 oz. beer, a 4 ounce glass of wine, or a single mixed drink containing a one ounce shot of 100-proof liquor, the following rule of thumb is an illustration:

120 lbs:
  • one drink in one hour -- .032
  • two drinks in one hour -- .064
  • three drinks in one hour -- .096
180 lbs:
  • one drink in one hour -- .021
  • two drinks in one hour -- .042
  • three drinks in one hour -- .063
  • four drinks in one hour -- .084

What is "blood-alcohol concentration" or "blood-alcohol level"?
Blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) is the level of alcohol in the bloodstream from drinking alcoholic beverages. BAC readings are used in court as evidence in drunk-driving cases. The most common method of measure is a breath test, although blood and/or urine testing is sometimes done. A result of .08 or higher may establish a presumption of intoxication. The details of the .08 BAC presumption laws vary among the states, but all 50 states have adopted .08 as their official intoxication level, in large part because of a federal threat of otherwise withholding highway funds.

What if I lose my license but continue to drive?
If a person whose license has been revoked or suspended due to drunk driving chooses to drive without a valid license and is pulled over, he or she stands to suffer more serious consequences, including possible fines, imprisonment, forfeiture of his or her vehicle or extension of the license revocation/suspension. The more prudent course of action is to rely on friends and family for rides or use public transportation during a license revocation or suspension.

What is the best way to beat a drunk-driving charge?
The best way to avoid being convicted of drunk driving is to not drink and drive. Use a designated driver, call a taxi, call a friend or don't drink alcohol if you are going to need to drive within a few hours. For some people, even one drink can impair their driving abilities. However, if you have been charged with driving under the influence, an experienced drunk-driving defense lawyer can work to improve the outcome of your case.

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