DUI CHARGES & BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVELS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL DUI PENALTIES
As we all probably know by now, the legal limit for a blood alcohol content is 0.08 for all drivers over the age of 21. This despite efforts to Reduce the Legal Limit from 0.08% to 0.05%.
Regardless of what happens to Mr. Pabon, the reality of DUI is that it really can happen to just about any person who chooses to drink and then drive. It is considered a “general intent” crime; therefore, it does not matter whether a person intended to drive drunk or not. This is the reason why DUI appears to cross every socio-economic borders. If you drink and you drive chances are one day you too may be charged with a DUI. With the onset of increased prosecutions for DUI Drugs, even more people may be subjected to being charged with DUI simply because they take a prescribed medication that may cause impairment; but that is a discussion for another day.
Blog Entry: Dan Pabon's DUI Charges (Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law)