Drunk driving can lead to very serious penalties that could have been avoided if you had just found another way home. When a police officer thinks that you are driving under the influence of any substance, including alcohol, illegal drugs or legal medications, the top priority is determining what is going on. They will pull you over and ask you to take tests that will help them to make a determination.
If they believe that you are breaking the law and have probable cause indicating this, you will be arrested. This is when your long journey will begin. Now, you have to deal with the criminal court system and the administrative penalties that come with this charge. This can be a challenge, and it isn’t something that you can ignore.
We understand that you have a busy life. Having to deal with things like this might not seem like a priority, but you might change your mind about that when you look into how a conviction can impact you. For starters, you will have a mark on your driving record, which could affect the amount you pay for insurance and your ability to obtain a job that requires you to drive. It can also mean hefty fines, possible time in jail, the loss of your driver’s license and a criminal record.
We can help you plan out your defense strategy so that you aren’t left trying to throw something together at the last minute. Being prepared for your court hearings can help you in all criminal cases, including those for drunk driving.