Search Public DUI Records Online
Have you ever wanted to search DUI records online? Looking up their driving record is a good place to start. When you search for public DUI records online you’ll find out a lot about a person’s history. This can reveal their driving records, arrest records, court records, criminal records and more. DUI records are a criminal record that is very serious. It means that they have been deemed a liability in the eyes of the police, DMV, the courts and insurance companies. This would be very important information to know if you or a loved one want to catch a ride from a driver with a history of unsafe driving.
How To Search DUI Records Online
To search DUI records online you’ll need a couple pieces of information. 1st You need to know the full name of the person in question. 2nd You’ll need to know the county and city they reside in. 3rd You’ll want to have a second piece of identifying information such as age, date of birth or previous residence. This is to insure you’ve found the right DUI record for the right person. Many people have the same first and last name so it’s important that you screen the information you find to insure you’ve got the right person’s DUI records. Click here to Search DUI Records Online.
What Happens If You Get a DUI
- You might get arrested if you don’t pass the sobriety test
- You will might have to spend a night in jail unless you’re bailed out
- You will have to go to court and either plead guilty or not guilty or no contest
- You will have your drivers license revoked
- You will most likely be dropped by your insurance carrier and have to get provisional insurance
- You will have to participate in a drunk driver program
- You will be fined a lot of money
- You will be put on parole in some states
- You will have points added to your license and driving history for up to 10 years
- You will probably regret that you ever decided to drink and drive
** DUI fines and penalties will vary from state to state as well as the tolerance level for a DUI. In many states the DUI threshold is 0.08 percent alcohol when you blow in the breathalyzer.
** DWI and DUI convictions are usually treated the same in the most states. They’re both considered driving while intoxicated.
** Some states use different acronyms for a DUI such as; DUL, DWAI, DWI, OWI.
What Happens If You Get a Second DUI
- You will get arrested and thrown in jail for up to a year
- You will be heavily fined
- You can have your license suspended for up to 2 years
- You will have to attend DUI school for up to 18 months
- You might have an ignition interlock installed in your car in some states where you have to blow into before the car will be able to drive.
- You will be dropped from your insurance policy and will have great difficulty obtaining any auto insurance
- You will be much more miserable than your first DUI
** again the fines and penalties will vary from state to state. In many states there is a zero tolerance for drinking and driving for your second offense.
DUI Records Definition
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, it’s important to know the difference between driving while intoxicated, or DWI, and driving under the influence, or DUI. In some states, the charges are different and carry different penalties although both will remain on your driving record for a time. In some states, either offense remains essentially for life but it is a minimum of ten years in every state. Your DUI records will stay with you for a very long time.
DUI vs. DWI
A DUI is defined as driving under the influence and can be issued for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or prescription medication. A DWI is defined as driving while legally intoxicated and the blood alcohol level can vary by state but in all states, a .08 blood alcohol content, or BAC, is considered intoxicated.
In states where the charges are separate, the punishment for each may have a different level of severity. However, both are serious charges that will adversely affect your life for at least a decade. Expect your insurance to skyrocket. Many larger carriers will not insure those with a DUI or DWI so you may be forced to switch insurance companies.
In addition to increased insurance rates, your driver’s license may be suspended for a period of time and the court may require you to enroll in a DUI/DWI class. If this is not your first offense, the class will be more extensive and therefore more expensive.
Generally, even for a first offense, the court will order you to pay a substantial fine, often in the thousands of dollars. Some states will impound your vehicle.
If there has been property damage or loss of life, or in the case of one or more previous DUI/DWI convictions, the charge may escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony. At this point, the ramifications of a DUI/DWI will have far more serious and far-reaching effects. There will be a trial, the services of a criminal defense attorney will be required, there may be jail or prison time required and there will be a substantial fine.
Future job prospects may be seriously and adversely affected. Many employers run background checks on prospective employees and many will not hire a person with a criminal background. DUI records are always criminal records if convicted.
*Tip … If you choose to drink and drive or do drugs and drive, be aware that you may be forfeiting your future. The ramifications of that decision can adversely affect you for the rest of your life. Make a much better choice and call a taxi or ensure that you have a designated driver. DUI records can affect every aspect of your life and limit your opportunities.