Know Your Options For Handling A Drunk Driving Charge

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in drunk driving on Friday, March 31, 2017.

As we discussed in our previous blog, spring break is a time that is meant to be fun. If you are out drinking, make sure that you aren’t doing anything that can land you in legal trouble. One action you most certainly need to avoid is driving drunk. We know that mistakes happen. If your mistake was driving drunk, you need to take the time to understand your options for dealing with the drunk driving charges.

Drunk driving charges, even for someone who lives out of state, can be devastating. Instead of having a good time and going home with fond memories of your trip, you have to go home with a charge looming.

The penalties of drunk driving vary depending on your charge. You might face having your driver’s license suspended, time in jail or fines. All of these consequences are serious and can have an impact on your life in ways you might not have considered.

Having to spend time in jail might mean you have to miss work. Losing your driver’s license can be devastating if you are required to drive for work. Having to pay fines can put considerable financial strain on you. Your family members might also suffer because of the penalties you are given if you are convicted.

If you are facing drunk driving charges, we can evaluate your case, look into the circumstances and let you know what options you have for handling the case. We can then work on building your defense strategy based on what we learn from you once you know what options you have.

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