Drunk driving charges can ruin your life
Warm summer nights and beautiful weather mean that people are going to start hosting gatherings. Many of those gatherings will include alcoholic beverages. For those who are going to these gathering and plan on consuming alcohol, having a plan for getting home or having a safe place to sleep off the alcohol must be a priority. If you find that you have to drive after you have been drinking, you might end up facing criminal charges for drunk driving.
Criminal charges for drunk driving might not seem like such a big deal when you compare them to some other crimes, such as rape or murder. It might be easy to think that you can just ignore the issue of drunk driving charges and deal with each court date as it occurs. That strategy is one that might backfire because drunk driving charges can have a huge impact on your entire life.
One issue that we know is a big one for people who are facing drunk driving charges is the issue of losing their driver’s license. That can impact your life in a big way because you can’t drive to and from work or run errands. Instead, you will have to rely on friends, family members and public transportation. If your job involves having to drive, you won’t be able to continue working.
On top of all of that, you are also facing fines, time in jail and other penalties. While there is no guarantee that you won’t have to face any penalties, your defense strategy might be able to minimize the penalties you will face.