Motorcyclists may have a number of questions when it comes to drunk driving charges. Some may mistakenly believe that the consequences of a DUI case will be less severe solely because they were riding a motorcycle, while others may think that they are less likely to be pulled over by a law enforcement official solely because they are riding a motorcycle. However, the same penalties and consequences associated with DUI charges also apply to motorcyclists and many have had their lives shattered because of a DUI case.
In some cases, a motorcyclist may even stick out on the road, especially if they are not very experienced with riding motorcycles. A law enforcement official may notice erratic behavior and pull them over (even if they are not under the influence) because they suspect that the motorcyclist is intoxicated. Moreover, as with all drivers, there are various factors that can lead to DUI charges even though one has not consumed any alcohol at all.
Also, following a drunk driving case, motorcyclists may be unable to ride their motorcycle (or drive any vehicle) for a period of time, which can make life very hard. While some people ride their motorcycle solely for enjoyment, DUI charges while riding on a motorcycle can prevent them from getting to work or taking care of other critical responsibilities. Motorcyclists who have been stopped for drunk driving should carefully look into the options they have and take a firm stand for their legal rights, especially since these cases can be so devastating in terms of the penalties that come up.