Tools to Help Chronic Drunk Drivers
11th May 2023
Unfortunately, North Dakota has historically been one of the worst states in the country when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol. Our state had a drunk driving accident rating of 11.3 per 100,000 population in 2012. This rate is more than three times the U.S. rate (3.3). South Dakota’s rate was 5.7…. Read more »
Can I Get a DUI in North Dakota if My Drink Was Spiked?
7th January 2023
Getting a DUI is scary, no matter what the circumstances. But if your drink was spiked and an officer arrested you, you have every right to be angry and frustrated. You may have no idea what will happen if you’ve never been arrested before. A DUI attorney with Sand Law is ready to fight for… Read more »
Holiday DUI Statistics + Steps to Take if You’re Arrested
4th November 2022
As you might expect, holiday DUI statistics don’t paint a pretty picture. A lot of people who usually don’t touch alcohol decide to imbibe a little bit this time of year. Not only does this put other motorists at risk, but it also puts drivers at risk of being pulled over. People might not realize… Read more »
3 Steps to Take After a DUI Arrest in North Dakota
12th September 2022
It’s obviously scary after being arrested for a DUI. You’re not only worried about potential jail time and stiff fines, you might also be dreading having an interlock device put on your car. But you’re going to need to keep a clear head – an arrest won’t necessarily mean a conviction. Suppose you took a… Read more »
Is Avoiding DUI Checkpoints Legal?
15th August 2022
If you’ve been driving for any period of time, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve come across a DUI checkpoint on a highway at one time or another. While there’s no doubt that these are legal (although many would question whether or not they’re ethical), it’s important to know that you can try to… Read more »
Can a DUI Defense Attorney Help Reduce my Sentence?
20th July 2022
Being charged with a DUI doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to serve the maximum sentence. If you choose the right attorney, you could see that sentence substantially reduced, or possibly even have the charges dropped entirely. While no reputable attorney will ever make any promises, there’s a chance you might not have to face the… Read more »
Understanding Your Rights at a DUI Checkpoint
20th May 2022
Every once in a while, police will set up a DUI checkpoint, usually on a major highway. While checkpoints are legal, drivers need to understand that they have rights as well. Just because a checkpoint is approaching, that doesn’t mean you have to go through it, and if you do, your rights still have to… Read more »
How Does a Lawyer Help with a DUI Charge?
3rd March 2022
If you’ve been arrested for DUI – especially if there was a car accident involved – the smartest thing you can do will be to hire an attorney as soon as possible. North Dakota has its fair share of DUI arrests and also has incredibly stiff penalties for this type of offense. Skilled attorneys can do… Read more »
DUI After a Night Out: Why You Might Still Fail a Breathalyzer the Day After
15th February 2022
Getting a DUI can lead to harsh penalties that can impact your life significantly. Even if you managed to get home after a night of hard drinking, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. You could still be legally drunk the morning after. And you could be pulled over on your way to work. Just… Read more »
Odd Products that Can Raise Your Blood Alcohol Content
21st January 2022
If you’re convicted of a DWI, that can lead to much more than having to have an ignition interlock device attached to your car. There’s also a chance you could be looking at a long jail sentence, as well as other severe penalties. But just because you’ve been arrested for DWI doesn’t mean you’re guilty…. Read more »