There are people who assume that they won’t be arrested for DUI because there is a pandemic. Not only will you be arrested; you will require the services of a DUI lawyer to provide result-oriented legal representation. Even if courts are closed, hearings can take place through video conferencing.
Many towns and cities across the world have implemented stay-at-home orders except during emergency circumstances where people are allowed to go out. This means that people have to self-quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus. However, DUI enforcement is still underway in some states. Even if the streets are empty, police officers can still charge you with DUI once they have enough evidence.
If a police officer asks you to pull over because you are violating stay-at-home guidelines, the officer can determine whether you are driving under the influence of alcohol. You can be arrested on the spot. If you are convicted of DUI, prepare for fines, jail time and other penalties.
There are legal intoxication limits of 0.08% for drivers. If you are found to have blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, it is introduced to the court as evidence of intoxication. In some states, if the driver has BAC of 0.16% or higher, he can be charged with aggravated DWI that has harsher penalties when convicted.
Drivers under 21 years old that have positive BAC can be convicted with DWI. There is zero tolerance policy for underage drivers and potential penalties are quite high. The simple fact that you are operating a vehicle means that you automatically consent to blood, breath and/or urine testing to determine whether you are guilty of DUI. Test refusal and other aggravating circumstances can increase the penalties for the offense.
If you are charged with DUI, you can call the DUI lawyer for legal assistance. The lawyer will investigate the circumstances of your arrest including all evidence gathered by the police. Your rights will be protected and you will gain assistance in your legal defence. You can call for free consultation and information on how the lawyer can help you.