Drunk driving laws tend to be pretty straight-forward across the board, no matter where you live or how long you’ve been driving. Although every state dictates its own arrest procedures, traffic citation fines, and state sentencing guidelines, many states allow/prohibit similar things (making it fairly easy to figure out what is legal and illegal, even if you’ve never driven in a particular state before).
That being said, understanding traffic laws — and drunk driving laws, in particular — can get a little confusing simply because of the terminology used. So, here are a few important phrases and legal terms that you’ll probably hear thrown around when drunk driving laws are being discussed:
- Implied consent: Implied consent laws are used in every state, and they’re an important