A DUI attorney can be invaluable when you get into a situation in which you are charged with a DUI. But the best course of action is to take some preventative steps to ensure you’ll never need the services of a DUI attorney.
One of the leading causes of death in the United States today is automobile accidents. One of the leading causes of automobile accidents is drunk driving. On average, around fifteen thousand people a year are killed by drunk drivers, which is sad. Families lose loved ones and lives are cut tragically short all because someone drove after drinking too much. Even if you don’t kill someone, there is still a chance for something bad to come out of driving drunk. You could end up with a DUI or “driving under the influence.” This is a crime in all 50 states and can completely ruin your life. You can lose your license, severe time in jail and be forced to pay hundreds in fines. Not to mention running the risk of losing your kids, job and future. So we have established that driving drunk is not a good idea, so what do you do if you are caught driving drunk? You hire a competent DUI attorney who can help you mitigate the damage of a DUI conviction. But the best plan is to never need a DUI attorney in the first place. In this article, we will talk about a few ways you can prevent yourself from ever needing a DUI attorney.
The first way to prevent for having to hire a DUI attorney is to not have to be in a car to drink. Instead of going to bars in town, try a bar in walking distance or have fun at your home or a friends house. You can’t get a DUI if you’re not in a car. You can have just as much fun staying home and drinking as you can have by going out. Invite some friends over, and make it a party. If you do invite friends, make sure there is a designated driver to get everyone home or just let them sleep over at your house so no one has to drive.
Another good way to prevent yourself from getting a DUI is by having a designated driver. The designated driver is someone who will not drink at all that night and is responsible for getting everyone home safely. This works out great if you have a friend that does not drink. Otherwise, you’ll have to pick a friend to do the job. In a group of friends that all drink, its best to rotate the designated driver role each time you go out. This way, no one feels left out of the action more than others and it makes it much easier to actually designate a driver.
The worst feeling in the world is waking up in jail knowing you’ve killed someone due to your reckless behavior. So prevent that and potentially a DUI by staying home and drinking or designating a driver for the night. You’ll be glad if you never have to use the services of a DUI attorney.