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.
Studies have found that those who drink a lot of energy drinks are statistically more likely to be involved in drunk driving incidents. One study interviewed 1,000 college students to find that data. There appear to be some very interesting connections.
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.
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 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.
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.
Your plans for the holiday probably don't include sitting in a jail cell, but that is exactly where you might find yourself if you opt to drink and drive. Instead of taking that risk, you should find a safe way to get home if you have been drinking.
Drunk driving is a very serious charge that many people have to face. Now that the holidays are here, the last thing you need is to have to deal with the criminal justice system. With that in mind, it is important for you to be sure that you avoid driving if you have been drinking. If you do get pulled over because a police officer thinks you are drunk, the officer will work to determine your blood alcohol concentration. Understanding BAC is vital in drunk driving cases.
When you are pulled over because a law enforcement officer thinks that you have been drinking and driving, you might be asked to take a Breathalyzer test. While some people think that these tests can be fooled, that really isn't the case. You should be aware of these common myths before you are asked to take a test.
In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the considerations you need to think about if you are trying to decide whether to plead guilty or not guilty in your DUI case. You must be sure to consider the effects of a guilty plea if that is your plan. We can help you learn about what those effects might be, and we can help you to learn about all of the options for your case.