DUI (which is also known as an Impaired Driving, DWI or Driving While Intoxicated) is a very common criminal charge throughout the world. DUIs will stay on a person’s record unless they get a pardon. If they have this on their criminal record, then this can have a negative effect on things in their life. For example, they might lose their license, they might struggle to get a job etc…
It’s not worth the risk of driving while under the influence. In fact, it’s an incredibly stupid idea as it puts the safety of the public at risk. You should never do anything that can put other people at risk. It’s not fair to them and it’s also not fair to you, particularly if you do end up hurting someone. The guilt you would feel because of your actions, just wouldn’t be worth it.
The Basics of a DUI
It is illegal to operate any kind of motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment while intoxicated. A person can be charged with a DUI if they have consumed a certain amount of alcohol (this number may vary depending on where you live) or if there is any evidence that the person’s ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired.
If a driver is charged with a DUI, then there are several options available for proving that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. First, and most commonly, a prosecutor may use the driver’s blood level, as determined by the breathalyzer or blood test. If the driver is charged with a DUI, then this is a serious offense, as it risked the health and safety of themselves and others.
How to Get a Pardon
If a person has a DUI, then this will show up in criminal background searches by prospective employers or in other situations (such as traveling abroad). Depending on where you live, the seriousness of the charge can vary though. For example, if you live in the US, then it is considered as a minor charge and is likely to not stop a person from crossing the border.
However, in Canada a DUI is a more serious charge and can affect anything from volunteering to applying for loans. If a person in Canada wishes to get this charged pardoned, then the law states that it will take five years from the time the fine was paid, or the sentence was completed. A person can start their application earlier, using these Pardons Canada services. Just be prepared as it can take up to a year to compile and complete all necessary documents.
Remember Driving Under the Influence is Illegal
It’s better to be safe then sorry, so if you know that you are going out drinking, then just book a taxi and don’t risk it. Everyone knows that driving drunk is illegal, so why do DUIs remain as one of the most common charges throughout most countries? It’s also worth noting that DUIs don’t just involve alcohol. You can still be convicted if you are impaired by a drug (even a legal prescription drug)
Further to this, it’s not just a car or a truck that has to be involved while driving under the influence. It can also be a train, plane, boat, motorbike, a regular bike, horse drawn buggy, a horse or even a tractor. Basically, the best thing that you can do is stay sober while driving, don’t just think that it’s one drink. It’s better not to risk it. If you do risk it, then you might have to deal with the negative consequences, like the struggle you might have with your personal finances.