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It does vary from state to state, but all 50 states have passed laws in recent years intended to get tougher on drunken drivers. If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, they are in for a long and expensive effort to get their driving privileges returned. Read more...

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January 4, 2013 at 10:52 am
(1) Tracey Mize says:

A male, age 22 was court-ordered to 24 months Inpatient Rehab (including but not limited to drugs, alcohol and psychiatric services). I recently learned that he is out and of course contacted the State Probation Office, the Judge’s Office, the District Attorney, State and Local Authorities and the facility. He was sentenced to 24 months, then 10 years in prison, followed by 3 felonies with 4 years probation (I do not know if concurrent or consecutive). What’s going on with a killer running lose and how could something like ths happen. Also, he beat his mother within an inch of her life right after he got out for money for drugs and because she is a recovery crack addict, but still is addicted to Xanax and other sedatives, they took her into custody, i.e., the Addict that is AWOL is the Plaintiff. What is this world coming to? I asked the DA if I should just kill him, spend MY life in jail just to get this menace to society off the streets. Also, he called form the rehab facility and advised his aunt to “pick him up” to purchase a car as he was getting a job. I agree with working and rehab as rehabilitation, but this guy has moved down the drug chain is is now using durgs IV and has no intentions of using the vehicle except to transport stolen property.

Please advise.

October 30, 2013 at 5:45 am
(2) mayaalex says:

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense . In addition to the danger you pose to yourself and others, you also expose yourself to severe penalties. These penalties include onerous fines, court costs, insurance surcharges, motor vehicle surcharges, loss of license and jail.

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