Traffic Law DUI/DWI Newsletters
Reckless Driving Violations
A person commits the offense of reckless driving if the person drives a vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of people or property. The phrase "willful and wanton" means that the motorist showed deliberate and conscious indifference to the safety of others. The essence of reckless driving lies in the manner and circumstances of the vehicle's operation, not merely in the act of operating a vehicle.
Immigration Consequences of a DUI/DWI Conviction
The dangers and consequences of drunken driving are obviously serious, but the consequences of drunken driving convictions for non-citizens of the United States can be grave. In addition to the possibility of losing driving privileges and facing higher insurance premiums, drunken driving convictions may lead to inadmissibility or to deportation of the noncitizen from the United States, denial of adjustment during the green card process, or a finding of bad moral character at a naturalization interview.
Criminal Offense of Attempting to Elude
It is against the law to attempt to elude a police officer by willfully failing to stop a vehicle if the officer gives you an audible or visual signal to stop and the police officer is in uniform, prominently displaying a badge or other insignia. If a police officer is in an appropriately marked official police vehicle when he or she gives the signal stop, whether or not the officer is in uniform, the vehicle driver may not attempt to elude the officer by willfully failing to stop the vehicle.
The Driver License Compact and DUI/DWI Cases
The Driver License Compact (DLC) is an interstate agreement among the party states to share traffic safety information and to ensure that drivers who commit traffic and vehicle code violations in party states are sanctioned in the driver's home or licensing state.
Auto Insurance for Individuals Convicted of DUI/DWI
Car insurance companies frown upon drunk drivers and enforce serious penalties to those who have been charged with drunk driving, or other alcohol-related driving offenses. Convictions for such offenses will cause many insurance carriers to raise the rates significantly or cancel an insured, either during mid-term or at the end of insurance term.