It may sound simple, but it truly can make the difference between life and death.
Planning ahead for a night out may seem impossible sometimes. For a big party or event, it may seem like the right thing to do. Getting a limo or a cab for you and your friends could keep everyone out of harm’s way and make your event more enjoyable.
What about the times when it’s not a large event? What if it’s just a couple people meeting after work for happy hour? Who’s going to order a limo for that? Or even a cab? The important thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to be “loaded” to get arrested, nor do you have to be “loaded” to order a cab. Especially if you’ve already been down the DUI road. It’s probably not one you’d like to travel again.
Statistically speaking, Alabama has one of the highest rates of repeat DUI convictions. Add to that the newest law stating that anyone with a .15 BAC level at the time of arrest will get double the sentence that he or she would get if they blew under a .15 percent. If the adjudicated offense is a misdemeanor, the minimum punishment will be imprisonment for one year.
Just being stopped and checked would be bad enough, but drinking and driving always has the possibility of causing much more severe damage to you, your passengers, and the public at large. Prevention may just be a phone call away, regardless of how silly it may seem at the time. Plan ahead. Avoid disaster.
The attorneys of Parkman White, LLP have a history of success in the court room and are ready to represent clients nationwide. If you find yourself facing DUI or DWI charges, it is important to find an experienced DUI attorney to represent you.