Drinking and driving is something that while it should never be done, is also something that many people do not realize creeps up on them without notice. One or two drinks for the average person might be enough to blow over the legal limit of 0.08, even if you’re not feeling any different. While we are huge advocates of finding a ride with a taxi or ride sharing application, sometimes those options also do not work out. If you find yourself charged with a DWI or you’ve blown over the legal limit, here are a few things to do immediately.
One of the best things you can do once you’re under arrest is remain quiet and not speak. Because you are not in a legal situation where anything you say or do can be used against you, less is more. Wait until you are afforded the right time to speak and then you may begin making statements
Call Your Attorney
The most important thing to do is have representation by your side as soon as possible. Since this is a very serious matter, knowing what to do early is going to help greatly down the line. This is an important factor that should be examined before anything else. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to keep your attorney’s information handy in a number of spots, just in case it’s ever needed.
Begin The Process
A DWI is a lengthy process, and may involve fines, license revocations or more. If this is the case, it is better to do what you can to reduce the charges and avoid the situation, however not driving after a number of drinks is the sure-fire way to avoid the situation as a whole.
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