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In a state that carries both DUI and DWI charges, which is worse?

I was pulled over the other night for drinking and driving. The officer asked me to perform a series of field test which I did before being handed a ticket, being arrested and taken to jail. The officer said that he would fight for the maximum charge on this matter. My state, to my knowledge carries both DWI and DUI charges, and I am wondering which is a worse charge to take?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    DUI usually is the worst charge. The other, driving while impaired is a lesser charge.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 6/2/2013
    Jeff Yeh | Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    3810 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1110
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 446-2495
    They're the same. You need to hire a DUI specialist, and do it soon before the DMV suspends your license independent of the court.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/29/2013
    Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
    1440 Broadway, Ste. 902
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 645-0027
    This is obviously not a California case or question. But, you should call a lawyer in your local area to discuss your case and the possible outcomes, you may have defenses that allow you to avoid either charge.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 5/29/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Not having such a law in Illinois makes it impossible to say what each charge involves, penalty wise. In the old days, we had DWI, but it was amended by the legislature to DUI. As far as I am concerned, both should carry the same penalties, but you should discuss the case with counsel from YOUR state, and he can tell you what each case carries as penalties, and the elements involved in each case.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 5/29/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    They are the same.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 5/29/2013
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