Impaired driving charges often result in a variety of consequences for those accused. Because driving is a privilege and not a right, those convicted of impaired driving or who plead guilty to driving while intoxicated can face license suspension as well as the standard criminal penalties associated with most crimes, like fines and jail time.
Most people take deliberate action behind the wheel to avoid causing any sort of collision. Unfortunately, issues ranging from bad driving on someone else's part to weather could make it impossible for you to prevent an accidental collision.
Last year, the opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency. Myriad opioid manufacturers and healthcare professionals are now facing lawsuits for having carelessly prescribed the highly addictive drugs as standard pain management medication—which resulted in an epidemic of addiction and death across the country.
Drug addiction is a serious problem in this country, but it is often misunderstood. It is easy to think that the people who are facing this problem are unproductive, unemployed individuals who focus solely on getting the next hit. This isn't the case. Many people who are addicted to drugs are gainfully employed. Some of them even hold professional position.