Why is DUI Illegal?

Driving under the influence of alcohol or any prohibit drug is illegal across the United States. Many have been caught and were penalized. Even famous celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Rihanna have been caught driving drunk. They were not exempted from the law. However, there are things that you need to understand so you may have an idea how to defend yourself when caught driving under the influence of alcohol.

DUI is a Criminal Offense

Yes, you read it right. DUI or Driving Under the Influence is considered a criminal offense in the United States. In other states, it is called ‘operating a vehicle under the influence’ or OVI, ‘operating while impaired’ or OWI, and ‘driving while intoxicated’ or DWI. All jurisdictions in the United States consider DUI as illegal. However, enforcement of the law varies between states and within territories.

Impairment of Skills

One main reason why DUI is illegal and a criminal offense is because of the great danger it poses to other people. When drunk, your mental and motor skills are significantly impaired. This means that you are not able to think clearly even about the basic directions you need to follow while driving. This makes you vulnerable to accidents that can injure and even kill people. Since your brain is not functioning normally, it reflects in how your body moves. Your motor skills are affected and, thus, you won’t be able to drive normally.

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The impairment of your mental and motor skills is where contentions arise. It is a point where the authority has to determine whether or not you are committing a criminal offense. This means that driving while drunk won’t necessarily make you an offender. There has to be a clear manifestation first that your mental and motor skills are really impaired. So, even if you are drunk but can drive normally and with 100% consciousness of everything you do, there is no likelihood that you will be arrested.

At first look, DUI seems to be a very simple criminal offense. With the many cases that have been recorded, however, not all offenders were penalized. They used several ways to avoid arrest. DUI is a complex process say AGHA (a law firm well experienced in these matters).

The best thing to do to avoid penalty is to drive free of alcohol. However, in cases that it cannot be avoided, driving can still be done but with vulnerability to risks. This is why having full grasp of the law greatly helps.

When Vitamins Become Too Much For Your Body

With everyone trying to be healthy it is not hard just to reach out for a supplement pill that offers to boost your vitamin C. The question is do you really need it or are you following the hype?

More than half of all Americans take one or more dietary supplements daily or on occasion. Supplements are available without a prescription and usually come in pill, powder or liquid form. Common supplements include vitamins, minerals and herbal products, also known as botanicals.

People take these supplements to make sure they get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve their health. But not everyone needs to take supplements.

“It’s possible to get all of the nutrients you need by eating a variety of healthy foods, so you don’t have to take one,” says Carol Haggans, a registered dietitian and consultant to NIH. “But supplements can be useful for filling in gaps in your diet.”

Sourced from:https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/aug2013/feature1

Like all drugs supplements also have side effects and risks. The main problem is that there is a lot of wrong information availed to the public. It is not required by law that sellers conduct research in people to prove how safe the supplements are. It is as easy as just getting some over the counter.

There’s a lot of wrong information out there. Even for those who are usually well informed, it can be hard to find reliable information about the safe use and potential risks of dietary supplements.

Exposures to supplements (such as vitamins, herbs, protein powders, and botanicals) accounted for more than 100,000 calls to US poison control centers in 2013. Of these calls, more than 8,000 people were reportedly treated in health care facilities. More than 1000 cases were reported to poison control centers as having moderate to severe outcomes. This did not include electrolyte and mineral supplements, which accounted for another 2,500 people treated in health facilities, with 350 moderate to severe reactions and 2 deaths reported to poison control centers.

Most people who suffer unexpected side effects, illnesses, or drug interactions from dietary supplements don’t call a poison control center or the supplement manufacturer. This means that the numbers we have are likely very low estimates of actual events.

Sourced from:http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/dietarysupplements/dietary-supplements-risks-and-side-effects

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Most people love taking vitamin supplements. It is advised that this is not necessary if there is no serious deficiency of vitamins in the body. Too much of something is dangerous thus the need to know the vitamins that you do not need.

Vitamin C. Perhaps the most popular single vitamin supplement, vitamin C occurs in plentiful amounts in many fresh fruits and vegetables. In the early days of global exploration, sailors often died from scurvy, caused by the lack of vitamin C. Way back in the 1700′s, Scottish doctor James Lind famously conducted an experiment that proved that citrus fruit cured scurvy, although vitamin C itself wasn’t discovered until the 1930s.

Vitamin C gained its current popularity through the woefully misguided efforts of Linus Pauling, who published a book in 1970 recommending mega-doses of C to prevent the common cold. Although Pauling was a brilliant chemist (and Nobel laureate), he was completely wrong about vitamin C, as Paul Offit explains in detail in his new book, “Do You Believe in Magic?”

Vitamin E. Long touted as an anti-cancer agent, vitamin E is a very popular supplement. A large study last year, of 35,533 men, looked at vitamin E and the risk of prostate cancer. The authors found that the risk of cancer increased for men taking vitamin E. In an even larger review done at Johns Hopkins University, Edgar Miller and Lawrence Appel found that the overall risk of death was higher in people who took vitamin E. The Mayo Clinic summarizes the evidence this way:

“Evidence suggests that regular use of high-dose vitamin E may increase the risk of death from all causes by a small amount.”

Sourced from:http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2013/10/07/the-top-five-vitamins-you-should-not-take/#2715e4857a0b1047db621708