It was a tough week at work, and your personal life wasn’t as good as you’d hoped it would be. You were in an argument with a girl you just started dating, and you felt like you just needed a break from everything. So, to make things easier on yourself, you hopped on your motorcycle and headed down to your local bar. It’s no more than two miles from your home, so the idea that you could be stopped for drunk driving never crossed your mind.
Of course, you didn’t plan to be so intoxicated that you couldn’t drive home, and you expected that the bartender would say something if you did get too drunk. Unfortunately, the way things worked out was that you ended up on your motorcycle when you drove straight through a red light on the way back home. A cop happened to be out, since it was late at night, and they saw you run it. Not long after that, you found yourself arrested and on the way to the police station for drunk driving.
Driving drunk is dangerous, no matter how far from home you are
While it might not seem like a big deal to drive from the bar to home if it’s nearby, the truth is that driving drunk at any time is a hazard to yourself and others, especially if you’re on a smaller vehicle like a motorcycle. If you’re arrested, it’s time to start building a defense.
That defense starts with you avoiding saying anything that could hurt your case. That means you shouldn’t say how much you had to drink, admit to being drunk or doing anything that could make you appear intoxicated. It’s smart to be on your best behavior and to ask for your attorney as soon as possible.
Many people will face a DUI at one time or another in their lives. It’s usually a one-off mistake. Unfortunately, that mistake can have a significant impact on your life and finances, which is why you need to defend yourself cautiously. A good defense may help you get the charges dropped or reduced, so you can minimize the impact of the DUI on your life overall.
Your attorney will discuss the case with you when you call, and they’ll help you know what to do and say. That way, you’ll be able to take steps to protect yourself and defend your rights.