A recent study by the American Addiction Centers found that, since 2014,
DUIs among veterans has risen an astonishing sixty percent. There were two main reasons found to be the cause of this increase. The first is PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. This disorder can be disabling
as the effects of a traumatic event do not affect an individual until
well after the event. Sort of like being in shock initially, and having
the state of shock wear off and the reality of the experienced event
The other cause of the increased DUIs among veterans is, quite simply,
depression. Veterans often experience such scenes and conditions during
their time in the field, that they develop a sense of hopelessness about
life. It is truly an existential condition. We all need to support our
troops, not only in the field, but especially when they return from
service and are back in society.
If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston,
Shelburne or anywhere in the State of Vermont, and have been arrested or
charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and
experienced legal defense.