DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence.” In many states, the act is referred to as DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) or OUI (Operating Under the Influence.) Whatever your state calls this criminal offense, it is very important to know that DUI is a very serious situation. It is not one to be taken lightly – and not one that will simply vanish, even though it might be your first offense and even if you have no history of driving-related issues.
*****First and foremost, it is imperative to note that every state has its own specific laws, rules and approaches to DUI offenses. What may be the norm in one state can be completely different from the practice in another state. And while state laws govern criminal offenses, towns, cities and counties have their own tweaks. Most importantly, if you are arrested for DUI, the best thing to do is contact a reputable, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney