Driving after you have a few drinks likely isn’t going to be one of the best decisions you’ve made. These situations can come with some very serious consequences, so you need to take the time to ensure that you think carefully about what you are going to do if you have alcohol and don’t have someone to drive you back home.
There are many reasons why the law takes such a harsh stance against this crime. One of the primary ones is that drunk driving crashes can lead to innocent people dying or suffering serious injuries in an accident that is preventable. We know that most people who get behind the wheel after drinking don’t have the idea in mind that they will harm someone when they try to drive home.
Unfortunately, if you are involved in an accident while you are impaired, you are facing some very serious matters. You have to deal with the criminal aspect of the matter because you did break the law by driving while you were intoxicated. You also have to handle the civil matter if the victims opt to seek compensation.
Trying to do what it takes to address both of these cases can be a real challenge. You can’t let one fall by the wayside while you prepare the other. If you think about it, both can have equal impacts on your life. The criminal case can mean that you end up incarcerated and have to pay fines. The civil case may mean that you have to pay out a judgment.
We know that you might feel overwhelmed right now. We are here to work with you to develop a defense strategy that is going to address the key points in the case against you.