What is the Difference between DUI and DWI?

DUI Bail Bonds Las Vegas by  DUI Bail Bonds Las Vegas Licesned Under Creative CommonsDifferent states use various letter designations for the spectrum of alcohol and substance related driving offenses committed within their borders. New York recognizes DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), DUI (Driving Under the Influence), DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired (by alcohol)), and DWAI /drugs (Driving While Ability Impaired (by a substance other than alcohol)). New York also prosecutes for Chemical Test Refusal and underage drinkers with a BAC of 0.02% or more, based on the Zero Tolerance law.

One question that often comes up is the difference between DUI and DWI. After all, both charges involve operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other mind-altering substance. Yet, there are some differences in the two charges.

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UCF Student Found Dead With Guns and Explosives

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   Assault weapon and explosives found 

Students at the University of Central Florida have evacuated the Tower 1 dorm after explosives and guns were found in a student’s dorm room.  The student was found dead by a self inflicted gun shot.  Students were moved to the UCF arena and await questioning.

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Changes Came to the California Rental World

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Know your tenant rights.

Original post March 8, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq. from CEB Blog.

In 2012, the California Legislature enacted more than 875 bills! Among them were many interesting changes to California’s landlord-tenant law.

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Burbank Ordinance Banning Advertising Vans Approved by City Council

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Pizza Ads Still Allowed

Burbank residents would no longer see vehicles with the main purpose of advertising roaming around the city as the City Council has decided to ban such vehicles. The decision of the council stemmed from complaints about vans advertising topless maids cruising around town. Council officials have denounced such vehicles as eyesores and visual pollution.

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Priest Molestation Lawsuit Settles for $9.9m

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                     In God We Trust?

Selecting a new pope isn’t the only thing that the church is making headlines for.  A Los Angeles archdiocese has reached a settlement for $9.9 million over a child molestation lawsuit.  Michael Baker, a former priest, was found guilty for abusing young boys on overnight trips in and around San Diego in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Read more