• Four Serious Consequences of Drunk Driving

    Drunk driving is a serious issue in the United States. Every year, drunk driving costs the nation about $132 billion. In fact, tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs combined cost the nation $740 billion every year. Drunk driving needs to be taken seriously, and here are three reasons why.

    • Drunk driving can have serious consequences for your pocket. On average, a drunk driver gets away with driving under the influence about 80 times before they are finally arrested. This is one reason that arrests can be so serious and costly and requires the accused to hire criminal lawyers to deal with the consequences. In Massachusetts, anyone under 21 years of age with a blood alcohol content of .02% or more can be charged, and anyone over 21 who has a blood alcohol level of .08% or more can be arrested. For drivers of commercial vehicles, the allowed levels are even lower, at .04%. However, criminal lawyers might still be necessary as some areas can still choose to charge a Continue Reading