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DUI and Drug Arrests Go Way Up During the Holidays

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As we get closer and closer to the Holiday season, police will be out in force to keep America’s roads safe because November and December are some of the busiest times of the year for arrests.  Statistics show that during the Holidays and these two months, people drink and do drugs more than any other time of the year.     Whether you live in New York, Nevada, Georgia or Florida, be on the lookout for people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  If you are out and have had a drink or two, be aware that any amount of alcohol or drugs in your system could result in a DUI or Driving While Impaired arrest.    Tis The Season For DUIs   For many people in the US, the next two months will mean a lot of vacation time with the family, Holiday Parties and of course...
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How Does Multiple Drinking and Driving Arrests Affect Your Record?

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In 2016, drunk driving incidents accounted for 28 percent of vehicle-related traffic fatalities. This is why drinking and driving are so serious; people's lives are in jeopardy. With that in mind, we are going to take you through everything that could affect your records. It is not surprising to know the impacts are rather severe. 1. The Suspension of Your Driving License When you receive multiple DUI's, there is a good chance your driving license will be suspended for up to two years on your first conviction. Sometimes, you will get an exemption that will allow you to drive to work, but occasionally, you will not. If you fall into the latter category, this could jeopardize your job and make your life increasingly stressful and challenging when you need to address day-to-day activities and obligations. 2. The Loss of Your Job Many employers insert a clause into their employment contracts...
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DUI vs. DWI: What's the Difference?

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Every day, drunk drivers get behind the wheel of a car approximately 300,000 times . Add to that number the amount of non-sober people that drive under the influence of illegal and prescription drugs and you start to understand how prolific the issue of driving under the influence has become in our society. Of those drivers that get behind the wheel impaired, some are arrested on DUI or DWI charges. What is the difference between those two terms? The answer is relatively straightforward. Here's a brief description of everything you need to know about DUI vs. DWI below. What is a DUI? DUI stands for "driving under the influence." It can be either a felony or misdemeanor charge in the United States and is given to those who operate a motor vehicle while impaired on drugs or alcohol. What is a DWI? DWI stands for "driving while intoxicated" or "driving...
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How to Find the Right Online DUI Class

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In 2016, more than one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is only 1 percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults. For those that are looking for an online DUI class, there are several things to consider, from where they can find the right online class that meets their legal requirements to how they can go about receiving a certificate of completion and ensuring they get a money-back guarantee if necessary. With so many offerings available, it can be hard to know what program is really meeting your needs versus one that just looks good online. Let’s discover how you can make the right decision when selecting an online DUI program. What Should an Online DUI Program Include? If you're looking at an online DUI program , it's important that you...
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What Does BAC Mean in a DUI Case?

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  Lights flash in the road up ahead. Cars slow to a crawl and for a moment you wonder what's happening. Then you notice how many of the flashing lights are red and equal distance on both sides of the road. This is a DUI checkpoint . You flashback to the restaurant, the amount of wine you had, and how long you were there. You feel fine, but that isn't an indicator. You roll down the window and answer a few questions. The officer indicates they want to check your BAC. But what does BAC mean? Let's look at BAC and the tests police use to determine a driver's alcohol level at sobriety checkpoints. What Does BAC Mean? BAC stands for Blood Alcohol Concentration and represents the amount of alcohol in your system. BAC tests reflect the grams of alcohol per 100 mL of blood. State laws differ in exactly...
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Where To Find The Right Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center Online

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Looking For An Alcohol or Drug Treatment Center Online   Do you know someone looking for help with a drug or alcohol addiction?  You are not alone.  Finding help for yourself or someone else can be daunting.  Getting the right help is very important and many people do not know where to start.     Online Tools For Alcohol and Drug Treatment   Recently many drug and alcohol treatment centers have joined forces in what is commonly referred to as a Network.  These networks partner with a wide variety of centers around the US to making information and the sign up process easier than ever.  Many drug and alcohol centers can be found by calling one of these networks where an expert will help find the right treatment no matter the issue.    How Do I Know What Program To Enroll In   This is the part of the process...
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What You Need to Know About DUI Arrests and Memorial Day Weekend

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The unofficial start to summer is almost upon us. Studies show that 88.1 percent of travelers drove to their destinations during Memorial Day 2017. This year's numbers promise to be the same. With DUI arrests an issue, law enforcement will be on the road to help keep everyone safe with sobriety checkpoints. It's no surprise that DUI arrests tend to be at an all-time high during holiday weekends. Read on to learn just how dangerous holiday weekends can be and how to safely navigate the road. Memorial Day Traffic Is Deadly Memorial Day is notorious for being one of the most dangerous days to drive . With so many people traveling during the holiday, DUI's and crashes are not uncommon. In fact, 495 people were arrested for DUI's in Arizona on Memorial Day 2014. There are also conversations that the economy might have a role to play in these holiday...
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5 Devastating Effects of Drinking and Driving

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 29 people die per day due to alcohol-related driving accidents. You've likely heard that driving and drinking can be devastating. But do you truly know the effects of your decisions? Here are five of the most devastating effects of drinking and driving on yourself and those around you. 1. Drinking and Driving Puts People in Physical Danger When you've had a few drinks and choose to get behind the wheel, you're effectively saying that you don't care about your safety. As if that wasn't bad enough, you're indicating that you don't care about the safety of those around you either. Impaired driving can endanger everyone near you -- not just yourself, as most impaired drivers seem to think. From families and animals to ambulances and police officers, impaired driving is so much more than just throwing caution to the...
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Drug and Alcohol Crisis In America


Are There Affordable Alcohol Treatment and Rehab Centers?   As many people in the US continue to struggle with drug addiction and alcohol addiction, the focus on the problem is being pushed to the forefront by the current administration and various media outlets.  This is a good thing.  For many years the problems of prescription and drug addiction have continued to rise in many parts of the country and largely have gone unnoticed.     Drugs Are Not Just A Big City Problem Anymore   One of the major changes that has taken place is more of an open dialogue from communities around the country that are looking for ways to combat this problem. There are many different studies done on what the affects of alcohol addiction and drug abuse can do to an individual but just recently, more and more communities are finding out the devastating affects it can...
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5 States With the Highest DUI Accident Rates

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Are those couple of beers you drank before you got behind the wheel worth $16,000? Well, if you live in Illinois, according to DUI accident statistics , that's how much it would cost to pay for your mistake. Not to mention the risk you pose to your life and the lives of others on the road. The high legal cost is just one of many issues drunk drivers must take responsibility for. From the physical (fatalities, medical expenses, and property damage) to the financial (taxpayer costs, insurance rates), a DUI accident causes irreparable harm to all involved. DUI fatalities have been on a steady decline, falling by a third in the last three decades. Despite this decline, drunk driving crashes still claim more than 10,000 lives per year. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports approximately 1.5 million people are arrested annually for DUI, a person will drive drunk...
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What to Do After a DUI

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After a DUI arrest, you may feel completely alone and frightened. It's imperative to understand that while this is a very serious charge, your life isn't over. It's also important to know you're not alone. Around 1,500,000 people deal with drunk driving arrests each year. The best thing you can do is take the proper steps to get through this difficult time. It may not feel like it, but you have options. The period directly after your arrest is the most critical, so it's important to educate yourself on what your responsibilities are. To help you out, let's go over what to do after a DUI charge. Come to Terms with the Charge Getting a DUI may leave you feeling ashamed, embarrassed, and angry at yourself. These are natural responses to an arrest, but it's important that you come to terms with your actions so you can regain a sense...
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Can I Take Online DUI Class In Arizona?

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Alcohol and Drug Classes Now Online   Have you received a ticket for a DUI or other alcohol or drug related arrest in Arizona?  You’re not alone and many new websites are popping up to help students complete these new courses online.  Programs like ours cover and go over all the same materials found in in-person DUI courses in Arizona but all in the online format.     Whether you live in Phoenix or Tucson or if you were visiting.  Arizona laws are very strict and thousands of people are convicted of DUIs and Possession of Marijuana cases.  Because of the stiff penalties and the high costs to fight these charges, many students in Arizona decide to be proactive and take an Online DUI Class.  These classes last anywhere from 8 hours to 24 hours.  Every program will consist of videos, quizzes, tutorials and much more.      New DUI...
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Online DUI Classes California

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California DUI Classes Online Have you been worried about an upcoming court appearance for a DUI or other alcohol related charge in California?  If so, you may want to consider taking a new Online DUI Class before you go.  These programs have become more and more advanced and the new courses are very informative and can change your life.  However, not all courses are the same.  Many Online DUI Classes in California are not as in depth in what is covered and many courts to not accept certificates of completion from a lot of these different companies.   What you should look for is a class that meets your requirements as far as how many hours you will need to complete before you enroll.  Whether it is a 8 hour online class or 20 hour class, you should find out the requirements in California before you get started.  Typically enrollment is...
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Online DUI School Now Available In Nevada

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North Metro Online Education Offers Nevada DUI School Online  Since our inception in 2008, North Metro Online Education has strived to be the leader in teaching DUI School courses and helping students meet their requirements and make changes to their lives that will help them make better decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol.  Online DUI School in Nevada has grown over the years and now these new programs are helping even more students complete the necessary requirements for court, schools and with their jobs.  Whether you have been to court or waiting on an appearance, being proactive can really help show the court you are taking your mistake seriously and want to make an improvement.  You will learn about the dangers of drinking and driving and how to stop from making the same mistake twice. Nevada Online DUI School can help no matter which city or county you received...
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Online DUI Classes

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DUI Class Online Now Available Nationwide  Arrested for DUI in your State?  If so, there are new proactive programs available for the first time.  New Online DUI Classes are being offered by North Metro Online Education for all 50 states.  Whether it's a first time offense or a multi offender situation, taking an online dui course can help your chances in court and also teach you critical information needed to make the necessary changes in your life for having this happen again.   The point of Online courses is to teach and inform the students but also to make it more assessible to students that may not have access to a vehicle.  As you know, one of the main conditions once you receive a DUI or other Alcohol related charge is the inablity to drive and having your license suspended or taken away until the first court date.   This...
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Online DUI School In Georgia

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Georgia Online DUI Classes Have you received a DUI or other alcohol related charge in Georgia and are worried about going to court? One class that is required in Georgia is the 20 hour Risk Reduction Class.  This program has been around for years and is still a requirement in the state for all offenders of DUI and many other offenses.  However, because you have not been to court yet, many students decide to take the online version of this program first to help show the court or others involved that you are taking this case seriously.  Being proactive can help your case. Another benefit of taking this class is because of what you will learn.  Online DUI School has come a long way.  This state of the art program uses multi media, videos and much more to make the class interesting and impactful at the same time.   There...
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Texas Online DUI Courses

Alcohol Arrest Classes In Texas The state of Texas has some of the highest number of alcohol and DUI arrests of any where in the country.  DUIs are a national problem but also a local problem and every state has their own rules and regulations.  In Texas, many people who have been arrested are being proactive and starting to take Online DUI and Alcohol arrest programs.  This can help your chances in court.  If you have not been arrested for a DUI but may be needing a class for a new job, for entrance into a school or job are also enrolling in one of our programs we offer.   These courses are offered over 8, 10, 12, 20 or even 30 hours in length so we will have a class you need.  The DUI class is very informative and upon completion, you will receive an official Certificate of Completion...
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New York Online DUI School

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New York DUI School & Alcohol Arrest Classes Available Online Now If you live in New York and have been arrested for a DUI, DWI or underage possession of alcohol class, you now have an option of taking an online court class for an upcoming court date.  Also, if you need an alcohol risk reduction class for school or work or custody case, North Metro Online Education will have the program for you.   We have partnered with the largest and most approved provider of online DUI School courses in the country.  Whether it is an 8, 12, 20 or even 30 hour alcohol awareness course, we will have an option for you.   In addition to helping with an upcoming case or job requirement, the programs we offer will have a great benefit on your life as well.  Every program will teach students the dangers of drinking and driving...
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National Online DUI School Now Available

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DUI Programs Designed For All 50 States As you may or may not know, every state in the country has a different set of requirements and conditions for the same arrests.  Some states may require first time DUI offenders to loose their driver's license for 6 months and complete a 20 hour DUI School while others may require no license suspension but 6 months of Alcohol awareness courses.  The laws and rules are not federal so individual states can make and change many of these rules and regulations every year.   This is why North Metro Online Education offers many different versions of its online DUI and Alcohol Awareness course.  An 8 hour program, 12 hour, 20 or 30 hour courses are available and more are added all the time.  The reason we do this is because of all the different regulations the states have in place.   Remember to...
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Online DUI School In Florida

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Florida Alcohol and DUI Arrest Class Online If you have been arrested or received a ticket for underage possession of alcohol in Florida, we have the classes you need.  Being proactive and taking our online course may help you get the information you need and also may help with your specific case.  Because Florida has some of the highest numbers of arrests every year of both DUIs and Underage Possession of Alcohol, online DUI School has become very popular.   It is the same program given in person but you can now take this class from the comfort of your own home.  Lasting either 8, 12, 20 or 30 hours, you have several online courses to choose from.  Whether it is an arrest in Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami or Tampa, this course can help. Enrolling is easy and you can take the alcohol class at your own pace.  NorthMetroTrafficSchool.com has helped...
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