Are DUI And DWI the Same?

Both DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Impaired) refer to the same general action of illegally operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many people use the two terms interchangeably, but certain states classify them as separate crimes. In those states, a DUI is typically the less severe of the two charges. If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you should contact a reputable DUI and DWI attorney to represent you immediately. Never allow insurance companies to minimize the extent of your injuries by referring to the situation as a simple “car accident.” When alcohol or illegal drugs are concerned, the guilty party should be held fully accountable.

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Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Our experience dealing with personal injury claims means we know how to get results.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is compounded when it’s the result of wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents occur regularly in commercial buildings, workplaces, stores and malls.

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are frequently preventable, with distracted drivers, vehicle malfunctions and other conditions to blame.