If you are someone who makes the mistake of drunk driving and getting caught, you should be aware that your freedoms are at risk. You could have your license suspended, have to use an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) or face other penalties.
The reason that driving under the influence is taken so seriously is because of how dangerous it is. Did you know that one person is killed approximately every half-hour as a result of drunk driving? On top of that, one person is hurt every 60 seconds due to an alcohol-related collision.
Why is driving while drunk so dangerous?
One of the reasons is because you lose your depth perception. Evidence has shown that those who are impaired have reduced depth perception, which means that they may think objects are closer or further away than they are. This could be one reason why those who are intoxicated cause so many collisions.
Can you defend yourself after a DUI?
It’s not a good idea to try to defend yourself without the help of a skilled attorney following a DUI arrest. Your attorney knows about possible alternative penalties and will make sure you aren’t treated unfairly during any investigation that takes place or during a trial, if there is one. Your attorney can also give you more information on what to expect when you attend hearings and help you defend your freedoms, so the DUI affects you as little as possible.
Our site has more on DUIs and what you should do if you’re arrested for driving while intoxicated behind the wheel.