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Tesla DUIs

Posted by Sheridan England | Dec 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

We admit it:  we're torn between wanting a swanky car that can drive for us but also don't want to put our faith in a computer program that might RUN US INTO A TREE

Enter Tesla.  From what we've heard there's much to be desired from its autopilot functionality.  But even Tesla will tell you:  you still have to have active supervision of the car while it's driving you.    Tesla has been defending fatality cases over its autopilot functionality, AND WINNING.  And why?  Because drinking and driving, even with autopilot, is still a no no.  This was the focal point of Tesla's recent wins.  Juries aren't buying it, and neither does law enforcement.

Some people think it's cool to brag about using Tesla to help them get home when they're feeling tipsy.  

We don't recommend it.  In DC and Virginia, autopilot is not a defense in a DUI case.  We often see cases where someone is driving into DC for a night on the town and returning to Alexandria, Arlington, or Fairfax after a night of fun.  

If you find yourself facing these types of charges, all is not lost, let's talk about what other defenses exist in your case.  CALL TODAY.

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