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Monday, October 29, 2012
A DUI, whether driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, is a very serious offense that could hinder you emotionally and financially for years to come. It is a serious offense committed by people from all walks of life. Sometimes it’s a belligerent alcoholic who is slalom driving through a construction zone in reverse. Other times, it’s someone who had 2 glasses of wine and a salad and thought they were okay to drive. Maybe they were. Perhaps they weren’t pulled over for weaving--but a tail light was out, or there was a DUI checkpoint, and that’s what prompted police suspicion.
Unfortunately, that’s an all too common occurrence. We have a drink or two, we think we are fine, an hour later we’re in holding cell.
How can you prevent this? Well, as always, abstinence is the best way. If you’re going to drink, don’t drive. Organize a carpool or opt for a taxi. Do you really want to drive on the freeway in a Lone Ranger costume anyway?
What if it’s too late for abstinence? Already had a drink or two and then drove huh? Got pinched less than a mile away from home? Yep, that’s how it goes. In this case, you will now need competent legal representation to see that all of your rights are being protected. Don’t go it alone. It is a legal and bureaucratic inundation of penalties, fees, jail time, and more, that will make you regret ever taking the wheel that fateful night. Let us help to soften that blow.
If you have been arrested for DUI, contact San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney William Chestnut. He can help!