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DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” which is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content above a legal limit that is set by State law. In States where there is a distinction, this is a lesser charge than DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated. Some States use DUI as a separate charge from DWI to indicate whether the influencing factor is a drug other than alcohol, such as a prescription drug, or an illegal drug such as marijuana or cocaine. An attorney specializing in DUI cases may challenge the method of determining the impairment, either suggesting it was improperly used or inaccurate. Another defense may be that the driver was unaware of his impairment, i.e. his food or drink may have been “spiked” with alcohol or a drug.