North Dakota DUI Accident Lawyer
North Dakota Century Code § 39-08-01 prohibits operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any other drugs. Driving under the influence (DUI) is also known as driving while intoxicated (DWI) in other jurisdictions, and offenses involving controlled substances are commonly referred to as “drugged driving” crimes.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed by a motorist who was operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is in your best interest to quickly retain legal counsel. Need an Injury Lawyer North Dakota represents clients in communities throughout Barnes County, Ramsey County, Grand Forks County, Richland County, Morton County, Burleigh County, Stark County, Williams County, Rolette County, Walsh County, Cass County, Ward County, and many others.
North Dakota Drunk and Drugged Driving Laws
A person is typically arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) when he or she has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. An individual with a BAC of 0.05 or higher may be charged with the crime of driving while ability impaired (DWAI).
North Dakota does not specify a limit for active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a person’s whole blood, so police officers typically base marijuana-related DUI arrests simply on observed impairment.
North Dakota Dram Shop Laws
Bars or other establishments where alcohol was served used to be called dram shops. A dram referred to a small unit of alcohol that was about one-eighth of an ounce.
Under North Dakota Century Code § 5-01-06.1, a victim is allowed to bring a civil claim against any person who knowingly disposes, sells, barters, or gives away an alcoholic beverage to a person who was less than 21 years of age or was “obviously intoxicated.”
Additionally, a social host—meaning a private individual who is not a licensed vendor of alcoholic beverages—can also be held liable for serving alcohol to a minor if that person under 21 years of age then causes a car accident. Dram shop and social host laws allow additional avenues for drunk driving accident victims to pursue compensation, which can be useful when the person charged with drunk driving may not have the financial resources to pay full and fair compensation.
Find a DUI Accident Attorney in North Dakota
Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a crash caused by a drunk or drugged driver in North Dakota? Need an Injury Lawyer North Dakota can be your legal advocate and fight to hold all negligent parties fully accountable.
We help residents and visitors in Hazen, Bottineau, Lisbon, Carrington, Fargo, Rugby, Wahpeton, Watford City, Lincoln, Horace, Grand Forks, Williston, Mandan, West Fargo, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Valley City, Bismarck, Grafton, Beulah, Stanley, Minot, Dickinson, Casselton, New Town, and many other nearby areas.
You can contact out firm 24/7 to arrange a free, no obligation consultation at which our experienced personal injury attorneys will provide a complete evaluation of your case. We handle every case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay us absolutely nothing if we do not get you a monetary award.