Driving drunk is a serious crime and should never be taken lightly. If you have been drinking in a bar, or in a restaurant, or even at home, and then need to go somewhere that requires you to drive - DON’T. Not only do you put yourself in danger of getting a DUI as soon as you put your keys into the ignition, but you also put that child, animal or family in danger as soon as you back up out of your driveway, or parking lot. Consider yourself a weapon, cocked and ready, and the only thing that you are capable of doing is causing harm to all of those around you and to yourself.
Perhaps, you will be one of those people that are “lucky” and drink and drive and end up getting to your destination without any problems. However, did you know that the average person drives drunk 80 times before they are pulled over for a DUI. Just because you think you can drive after a few drinks, you can’t and you shouldn’t try to either.
When you do finally get caught drinking and driving, and are asked to go through an array of tests on the side of the road, or if you decide to do a blood test and spend some time in the local police office, you will get to spend a lovely evening in county jail, where you can share your stories of being super cool at the bar with your average criminal who might be in there for...well who knows. Once you are released from jail, you will be able to go home and explain to your loved one’s where you were all night, presuming that this happened at night, and then explain to your employer, why you will not be able to make it to work, or to your kids of why you will not be able to drive them to school. Or if you are a teacher or a real estate agent or any other vast array of professions you will lose your license and will have to find another way to make a living.
After the initial embarrassment of getting the DUI and having to tell people, you will have the pleasure of looking for an attorney who will represent you during this time in a court of law. This attorney will only charge you between $3,000-$10,000 in order to fight for you. Then you will have to file an SR22 with the state that your reside in, and get car insurance, because without car insurance you will not be able to file your SR22, they go hand in hand. The SR22 proves to the state that you are financially responsible to drive in your state. If you decide not to keep your insurance current, your SR22 will cancel and your license will be suspended and you will be driving illegally.
Once you get a DUI, your life will change, and not necessarily for the better. There will be a lot of red tape to get through and a lot of legalities that you are going to have to become familiar with, that if you used better judgement you could have used that energy for something more productive. However, you have now found yourself in an inconvenient predicament due to this poor judgement. If you have questions, call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we can help your