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All drunk driving and boating charges are serious matters

We recently discussed some of the indicators that police officers look for when they are determining if there is a possibility that someone is driving drunk. When the police officer pulls you over for one of those signs, they have almost certainly met the standard of reasonable suspicion that is required in these stops.

Indicators police look for when they suspect you're driving drunk

Being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) can be scary. As if having to spend a night in jail to sober up were not scary enough, not knowing what implications the charges are going to have on your job, ability to adequately take care of your family and handle everyday routine tasks can be even more frustrating. While there are some differences as to how states handle DUI charges, there are some generalities as well.

Know what you need to consider in a drunk driving case

Drunk driving is something that can even happen to the best of us, despite our good and safe intentions. Obviously, the best way to beat a drunk driving conviction is to just avoid driving drunk. If you are past that point and are currently facing a drunk driving charge, you have to take a few moments to think about what you are going to do moving forward.

Penalties associated with being charged with drunk driving

If you happen to decide to drive when drunk and get caught for it, then there is a high probability that you will not just spend a night or more in jail, but that you driver's license will be automatically suspended and you'll have to pay hefty fines. You may also be required to install an ignition interlock device on your car, take a drunk driving class, or complete some type of community service.

Drunk driving charges aren't always predictable but you can fight

As the weather gets nicer, the number of cookouts and other parties is going to increase. It is imperative that you take proactive steps to avoid having to drive drunk before you head out to any of these parties. By doing this, you can save yourself a lot of trouble down the road.

Know what points to evaluate in a drunk driving stop

Facing drunk driving charges is a sure way to crash the fun at the end of a good night. For this reason, you should take the time to plan your transportation home before you take that first sip of alcohol. If you forget or you aren't able to properly plan, you are putting yourself at risk of facing these very serious criminal charges.

Minimizing penalties might be a DUI defense strategy

There are many different penalties that are associated with drunk driving charges. You might automatically think about the time in jail that people convicted of this charge have to do; however, there are also other penalties that can have a huge impact on how people convicted of drunk driving have to live life.

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