The Facts Behind Why You May Need a DWI Lawyer

As a DWI lawyer, we know that most of our clients never think that they will ever need a lawyer.  Typically, people spend years driving without an issue and most people don’t plan on drinking and driving in the first place.  Instead, most drivers go years without an incident, never considering themselves to be part of the problem.  It is easy, however, to meet up with friends after work, have a few drinks and end up over the legal limit.  Since it is only 0.08 percent, if you are overly tired or forgot to eat lunch, you could end up intoxicated without ever trying to be.  We recommend that you eat something when you have a drink, even if you are only having a beer since this can help to prevent this common mistake.  Otherwise, if you go out for drinks, have a designated driver.If you are pulled over for drinking and driving, know that you are not alone.  We understand that this can be embarrassing, and the tendency may be to try and ignore it – don’t.   What you may not realize is that according to self-reporting, there are over 112 million cases of drunk driving in the U.S. every year.  While most of these don’t end in an arrest, the sheer frequency shows how big of an issue it really is.  If you are pulled over and arrested, take heart, don’t be embarrassed and call for help.We also want to warn parents.  If you have children that are between the ages of 21 and 24, this is the age group that is the most likely to drink and drive then cause an accident.  In fact, 32 percent of drivers with a BAC over 0.08 percent that were involved in a fatal crash were in this age group.  This is not a simple fender-bender but a fatality.  As a DWI lawyer, we can help your kids if they are arrested for driving drunk.  However, for their safety and yours, you may want to offer to drive them and their friends to the bar.  While no parent wants to spend their Friday night as a taxi, this could be the difference between life or death for your kids, their friends, and other drivers.  Telling a young (but legal) adult not to drink can be a waste of time so giving them a ride or paying for a taxi is a safer solution.Since you never know when you may need a DWI lawyer, it is important to know your options and that just because you are arrested, doesn’t mean that you will be convicted.  We have a depth of experience in these cases that allows us to present a defense that will call into question how the arrest was made and what was used to determine how drunk you were.  We will question everything including the equipment used for testing and we will build a case for why the charges should be dropped or reduced.

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