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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEGAL DRUG DUI CHARGES

When you hear about DUI (driving under the influence) traffic violations, you probably automatically think of drivers who consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. Even though many states do use DUI tickets for alcohol-related offenses — usually as a milder charge for drunk driving, wherein a DWI (driving while intoxicated) charge is given for more serious infractions and for drivers with higher BAC (blood alcohol content) levels — DUI traffic violations can also apply to drivers who operate a motor vehicle while impaired by a drug. Drug-related DUI traffic violations can be a bit confusing, so here are a few basic points to help you get the facts straight:

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