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DUI or DWI Really Mean the Same

How is a DUI different than a DWI? The answer is they aren't. I should know. I have been a DWI attorney or DUI attorney for more than 40 years.

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The offense is committed by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. So, technically it would be called a DUI offense. But somewhere along the line people started calling it a DWI offense.

Being intoxicated is part of the offense of DUI. So is driving under the influence, DUI, any different than driving while intoxicated, DWI? In some respects it is. At least it is in the perception of non-lawyers.

As a DUI attorney I deal with driving offenses that relate to driving while impaired due to drugs or alcohol. By the way, it is not a good idea to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Recently, Tiger Woods was cited for DUI. He had not consumed any alcohol but had a number of drugs in his system. If any of you watched the video of him on the roadside you would have to agree he seemed to be impaired.

Whether you are looking for a DUI attorney or a DWI attorney, you are looking for the same thing. I want you to be informed in case you end up with a ticket and start asking how do I find a DUI attorney?

If you need help, contact me. I will give you a free consultation at my office so you can understand how to make it not hurt so bad.