In our previous blog post, we discussed some facts about holiday drinking and driving. The main point that we want you to know is that if you do have to drive home after having a few drinks this New Year's Eve, there is a chance that you are going to face criminal charges for drunk driving.
DUIs aren't pleasant criminal charges to face. This charge comes with a lot of effects that aren't present with other criminal charges. You face the loss of your driver's license, mandatory classes and steep fines. All of these are good reasons for you to find another way home from the holiday party if you have enjoyed any alcoholic beverages. We know that you want to stay safe and we want the same for you.
The reason why DUI charges carry such steep penalties is because of the effects of this activity. There is a chance that your judgment and driving abilities are altered. This can lead to car crashes that can cause property damage, personal injury or death. You could hurt yourself or an innocent person.
If you do decide to drink and drive, you should be ready to face the consequences of doing so. This doesn't mean that you have to simply accept the drunk driving charge at face value. You can present a defense against the charges. You will have to decide which of your available options you want to pursue.
We can help you learn about the options that are available. We can help learn how each option might affect you now and in the future. To learn more about drinking and driving charges, take a look at our webpages on the topic.