Drunk driving is a danger to those on the roads, which is why it’s taken so seriously. Still, it is easy to make the mistake of believing that you are less intoxicated than you are. For example, you may think that you are below the .08% limit because of having only a few drinks over the last few hours, but depending on a number of factors, you could find that you’re actually exceeding that blood alcohol content (BAC).
If you decide to go out and drink, the best thing you can do for yourself is to plan for a sober way home. Whether that’s calling a taxi, riding in an Uber or Lyft, calling a friend or relative or walking home, choosing to stay away from the driver’s seat will save you a lot of trouble.
What can you do if you’re accused of driving while intoxicated?
If you are accused of driving while intoxicated based on field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer test, then you will want to reach out to your attorney as soon as you can. The police may want to interview you, but it’s smart to ask for your attorney and to wait before you agree to any kind of interview. While you can give your name, address and other pertinent information, you don’t want to be questioned without an attorney present to give you advice. If you do answer questions without that support, you could accidentally say something that incriminates you.
Our site has more on DWIs and how you can protect yourself from an unfair conviction.