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Drunk driving charges must be addressed swiftly this summer

The summer months are filled with outdoor activities like bonfires and boat rides. Adults who are participating in these activities might have alcohol while they are doing them. It is imperative that anyone who is planning on doing this has a plan for making it home after the event so that they aren't tempted to drive home after drinking.

We realize that there are sometimes unexpected circumstances in your life that might lead to some unfortunate events. If you happen to be stopped for drunk driving, you need to turn your attention away from the temptation to feel sorry for yourself and look toward determining how you are going to protect yourself.

Drunk driving cases come with a few different things to think about. One of these is that you will have to worry about the administrative penalties, such as a driver's license suspension, that you are facing. These have very strict time limits that apply if you are going to fight them through an appeal or a hearing.

Another thing to think about is the criminal case. This can involve a trial. You might have to deal with time in jail and fines. Some drunk driving cases come with mandatory education requirements or the possibility of having to use an ignition interlock before you are able to drive again.

We know that you might have some questions about what is possible at each step of the process. We are here to help you sort through it all so that you have the information you need to make decisions about what you want to do.

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