Utah Drunk Driving Penalties

Certain Utah drunk driving penalties apply when you get convicted or plead guilty under dui charges. The state of Utah has enacted zero tolerance policy for under-21 drivers. While in other states, the permissible BAC limit for under-21 drivers is 0.02, Utah do not permit a single drop of alcohol. It means even if the BAC level is 0.001, an under-21 driver can be arrested on dui charges. For other drivers, the BAC limit is still 0.08 (for commercial drivers, it is 0.04).

Texas Drunk Driving Penalties

Driving with a BAC level of 0.08 or above is a serious criminal offence and it attracts severe Texas drunk driving penalties. For commercial drivers, the BAC limit is only 0.04, and for under-21 drivers, it is 0.02 only. Following is a brief rundown on how the penalties are awarded on each conviction. However, it is just a general review. It is often better to consult with an experienced Texas dui attorney to get more detailed information on what you should expect in your specific case.

Tennessee Drunk Driving Penalties

The implied consent laws are applicable in the state of Tennessee also, which means a person may have to face certain Tennessee drunk driving penalties not only when he/she gets convicted under dui charges by the court but also when he/she refuses to take the test at the time of dui stop. The additional mandatory penalties that such a refusal attracts include one year of license suspension for first time refusal and two years of license revocation for second time refusal.

South Dakota Drunk Driving Penalties

As per the state laws, there are certain South Dakota drunk driving penalties that you may have to face when you get convicted under dui charges. All drivers who are operating vehicle in the state of South Dakota must also abide by the implied consent law, as per which, you cannot refuse to take the field sobriety test when asked by the traffic officer at the time of dui stop. If you refuse, you will attract additional mandatory penalties that generally include immediate suspension of your driving license for twelve months. Refusal to take the test is treated as a separate case and attracts another court hearing for it.

South Carolina Drunk Driving Penalties

There are provisions for South Carolina drunk driving penalties under three different categories based on the level of blood alcohol concentration at the time of dui arrest. The punishments are the most severe if the BAC level is more than 0.16. The lowest penalties are awarded when the BAC level is less than 0.10 but more than 0.08. There is also a third category in the middle for those with BAC level between 0.10 and 0.16. Following is a brief overview on how the penalties differ under different categories every time someone gets convicted.

Rhode Island Drunk Driving Penalties

Driving with a BAC level of more than 0.08 is a serious offence and attracts severe Rhode Island drunk driving penalties. The penalties apply not only when you get convicted, but also when you refuse to take the field sobriety test at the time of the dui stop. The field sobriety test is crucial to determine the level of blood alcohol concentration. If you refuse to take the test, it will be treated as a serious offence and will attract additional mandatory penalties, which will remain intact even if the charges against you get dismissed in the court. As you can see, the state of Rhode Island has enacted a zero tolerance policy when it comes to dealing with the cases of drunk driving.