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Drunk driving charges don't have to be part of your weekend

Before you head out to watch the game or enjoy holiday festivities this weekend, do yourself a favor and find a ride home. You don't want a drunk driving charge to ruin your weekend or these last two months of the year. By taking the time to find a designated driver or plan for other transportation, you could be saving yourself countless hours and a lot of money.

Don't let alcoholism ruin your life and future

We recently discussed how functioning alcoholics might not realize that they have an issue with alcohol or that this could be one of the reasons why they wound up involved in the criminal justice system. As hard as it is to come to terms with your own drinking problem, it is imperative that anyone facing drunk driving charges determine if an addiction is the underlying cause of the issue.

Functioning alcoholics need help but don't realize it

Drunk driving is a serious problem for many people. For some people, the realization that they have a problem with alcohol doesn't come until they are facing the consequences of drunk driving is a serious problem for many people. For some people, the realization that they have a problem with alcohol doesn't come until they are facing the consequences of alcoholism. This is a tough realization that requires action.

Beware of drunk driving issues over this holiday weekend

Driving home after drinking is never a good idea. This weekend, it will be an especially bad idea because holiday weekends are associated with increased police patrols and saturations. If you find that you are forced to drive home this weekend and know that you are tipsy, you should be prepared to face the consequences of this situation because there is a good chance that you will be arrested for drunk driving.

Planning is the key to avoiding a DUI or planning a DUI defense

We recently discussed how a drunk driving arrest might not be prevented by the results of a breath test, even when the breath test finds that you are under the legal limit. This might trouble some of our readers, but it is imperative to understand this concept just in case you are ever in a position that has that point as a factor. We know that people who have been drinking and see the police car pulling them over might feel fearful. This is understandable, but you need to try to focus on your rights and what is going on.

Breath tests might not stop a DUI

When you are pulled over and the police officer thinks you are intoxicated, you might be asked to take a breath test. This might be the case if the officer saw you drive in a manner that makes him or her think that you were impaired or if you reek of alcohol when you are pulled over.

Drunk driving convictions have long-lasting impacts

Drunk driving charges are very serious charges that can have very serious impacts that go far beyond the court-imposed penalties if you are found guilty. One of the ways that you might be impacted is through your insurance. When you have a DUI on your record, your insurance rates are likely going to increase. This might not happen right away, but when the insurance company sees the drunk driving hit on your driving record, it will likely happen.

A suspended license can result from a DUI or other causes

You depend on your driver's license to get where you need to go. When your license is suspended, you might find that you can't go grocery shopping, get to work or run other errands. This is why some people fight so hard to keep their driving privileges.

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