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How to Avoid a DUI Charge

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled-design-20.jpgGetting pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, there are several ways you can avoid a DUI charge as well as getting pulled over in the first place. If you are going out to a party or any social event where drinking will be involved, be sure to adhere to the tips listed below.

 

  • Eat Something. Always eat something while you are drinking. By eating, you can slow down your body’s alcohol intake. If you drink on an empty stomach, your body will absorb alcohol quicker, causing your blood alcohol content or BAC to increase at a faster rate than if you had food in your system.
  • Drive Safely and Ensure Your Vehicle is in Good Condition. If you do drive after a party or social event, be sure to drive safely and ensure your vehicle is in good condition so that the police do not have a reasonable suspicion to pull your over. Your headlights should be on and your vehicle should be free of leaks, shattered windows, broken taillights, and other issues.
  • Make Sure Your Driver’s License and Insurance Information is Easily Accessible. When a police officer pulls you over, they will ask you for your driver’s license and car insurance information. Keeping both your license and insurance information in a place that is easily accessible may prevent suspicion that you may be driving drunk.
  • Utilize a Taxi or Ride-Sharing Service. If you are drinking, utilize a taxi or ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft. Spending some money on a taxi or ride-sharing service is well worth it considering it can save you from thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record.
  • Designate a Driver. If you know you will be drinking, it is a good idea to designate a driver to make sure you get home safely. You should take turns being the designated driver with friends and family members so that one person is not always left with the burden. 
  • Find Somewhere to Sleep. If you are drinking at a friend or family member’s house, ask them if you could sleep over that night. In the event you are drinking at a wedding or another special event, you should book a hotel that is within walking distance so you do not have to worry about driving home afterwards.
  • Host a Party at Home. If you would like to drink without the risk of being charged with a DUI, you should consider hosting a party at home. If you are drinking at home, you will not have any reason to leave your home and engage in drunk driving.

Contact Our Waukesha County Drunk Driving Attorneys Today

Simply refraining from drinking and driving is the most effective way to avoid a DUI charge. If you have been arrested for DUI, contact our Delafield drunk driving attorneys by calling 262-303-4916 immediately. We may be able to help you avoid a conviction and the serious penalties that come with one.

 

Source:

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/impact-safety-campaigns-reducing-drunk-driving

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