It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Arkansas - up to $100
California - $20 for first offense, $50 for subsequent offenses
Colorado - $50 for first offense, $100 for subsequent offenses
Connecticut - $100 for first offense, $150 for second offense, $200 for subsequent offenses
District of Columbia - $100
Illinois - up to $1000. Third offense results in suspended license
Iowa - $30. Increased to $500 if texting results in an accident
Kentucky - $25 for first offense. $50 for subsequent offenses
Louisiana - Up to $100 for first offense and up to $250 for subsequent offenses
Maryland - Up to $500
Michigan - $100 for first offense. $200 for subsequent offenses
Minnesota - Up to $300
Nebraska - $200 for first offense $300 for second offense, $500 for subsequent offenses
New Hampshire - Up to $100
New Jersey - $100
New York - $150
North Carolina - $100
Oregon - $720
Rhode Island - $85 for first offense. $100 for second offense. $125 for subsequent offenses
South Carolina - $25
Tennessee - Up to $50
Texas - Fines set independently by city and can be up to $500
Utah - Up to $750
Virginia - $25
Wisconsin - From $25 to $400
Wyoming - $75
It's about whether or not it should be treated in such a severe manner, even though it's a form of pre-crime.
Originally posted by Maslo
I agree. The question should not be if drunk driving needs to be illegal or not, for me it is clear it should be illegal. Whether the penalties are too harsh ot not, that is the important question, even more so because they seem do differ wildly among different incidents or countries.
Originally posted by starless and bible black
reply to post by CAELENIUM
I am quite curious as to what you may have spoken regarding this subject.
I understand that the OP is a utopian anarchist, and would allow pets to burn, due to financial irregularities in fire protection coverage, despite their being handed a payment on the spot, while on scene to save the animals. Thank you
Originally posted by mnemeth1
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by mnemeth1
Yes. Lets tell people that it's A-Ok to endanger someone elses life..
That's a great idea.
It is not OK to endanger someone else's life.
If they hurt someone, steep penalties should be applied.
However, if they don't hurt anyone, they haven't actually committed a crime.
Those costs COST lives. When government wastes money, people die. Real people are now made more poor than they were if these laws were not enacted. The epic waste of money society engages in by enforcing DUI laws means society as a whole is less prosperous and worse off. A worse off society means more people die early deaths.
Originally posted by mnemeth1
A crime can only occur if a person or property is damaged by an individual's actions.
a) drunk surgery
b) drunk execution of one's jury duty
c) drunk while manning strategic nuclear command