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Drunk driving charges can ruin your summer fun

With the warmer months of the year here, you are likely ready to enjoy time outdoors. Sometimes, adults might attend functions that involve alcohol. If you are planning to head out to barbecues, bonfires or other events that will have adult beverages, you need to make sure that you are making plans to make it home afterward.

We know that you can't always make plans for these situations, but we don't want your summer fun to be cut short by criminal charges. Your good time will be quickly ruined if you are placed in handcuffs and taken to jail for drunk driving.

If you do find yourself in this position, you should resist the urge to ignore the charges against you. You might have time to spare for the criminal case that is placed against you, but the administrative penalties have very short time limits to be addressed.

Your drunk driving defense has to address the important points of your case. You can't use a generic defense for these cases. Instead, we need to look at what happened before and during the traffic stop. We need to evaluate the circumstances to determine if there was a violation of your rights.

If you are convicted of driving drunk, you will have specific penalties to deal with. You might have to spend time in jail and pay fines. You also have to think about the possibility of having to have an alcohol evaluation or treatment and being placed on probation. All of these can impact the way you live your life because of the restrictions that come with the penalties, but also because of the financial hit that you will have to deal with.

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