It sucks to get jammed on a DUI conviction. The most painful part about such a mishap is that you never really see it coming. It catches you off guard… just like that third drink you had. You know you’re good… or so you think… and you decide to drive. Next thing you know, lights, camera, action… your getting pulled over. “What the hell has this guy pull me over for; I’m good…” are your thoughts, but you’re not. In fact, you have no idea how much crap you have just gotten yourself into – and it’s only the beginning. However, if you’re anything like me, you would do anything in the world to avoid a situation like the one above. And, because AVID Law Firm has your back, I have listed four ways to avoid a drunk driving conviction.
SLEEP IT OFF IN THE BACK SEAT
If you decide to sleep inside a car after you have been drinking, it’s best to do it in the back seat. Be sure to have the engine off, and preferably, have the keys in your pocket. To avoid a possible DUI, you must avoid being seen has having actual physical control of the vehicle.
REFUSE THE BREATH TEST
Sometimes, it may be a good idea to refuse the breath test. A refusal will generally prevent the state from using a numerical breath or blood test reading against you. This greatly
reduces the chances of a conviction of a DUI; however, the downside is that a refusal will
result in an administrative suspension of your driving privileges. Always weigh the pros and cons. This may vary from person to person and honestly, with Uber, that suspension may not be so bad for some.
PREPARE YOUR CAR BEFORE GOING OUT
Before going out for the evening, always prepare your vehicle by checking to make sure it has no equipment defects, and that the tag is current and is visible. Remember to remove any and all incriminating items (this includes open containers of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, and valuables. By having no valuables in the vehicle, if you need to leave the car and not drive, you won’t be concerned about losing your items.
WATCH WHAT YOU DRINK
Women should be especially cautious about what type of alcohol and what quantity they
consume since studies have shown that a male drinker’s stomach typically produces more of a digestive enzyme that helps metabolize alcohol than a woman’s stomach does. This means that the average 160 pound woman is at an impairment disadvantage when compared to an identically built 160 pound man who consumes the exact same quantity of alcohol over the same period of time. In addition, studies have shown that carbonation in highball mixers, sparkling wines, and draft beer tends to accelerate the rate of absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream, causing you to get more intoxicated than you would be by using non-carbonated alternatives. Change what you drink and remain sober a tad bit longer.
By keeping the above easy tips in your back pocket, you have no need to worry about a DUI conviction. You’re definitely all good.
ABOUT ME: Prince Williams, Esq. is an AVID lawyer with AVID Law Firm, LLC. A firm that helps people avoid DUI convictions. Call today at 240-561-7433. Let us know how we can help you.