With regard to DUI charges, every case is unique as well as every driver who is pulled over for being drunk. Some drivers are very familiar with the effects of alcohol and may have found themselves in this position because of a drinking problem or regular trips to the bar, but other drivers may be charged with DUI even though they rarely drink. In fact, drunk driving charges can be especially difficult for people who do not have much familiarity with alcohol for a host of reasons.
For starters, someone may be worried about their reputation and very upset that they were charged with DUI even though they rarely consume alcohol. Moreover, people who do not drink very often may be particularly likely to find themselves facing these charges because they are not familiar with the way in which alcohol affects the body or they are not able to handle even relatively small amounts of alcohol very well. For example, someone who does not drink often may have a couple of drinks at a party before they need to drive home, without being aware that they are over the legal limit and having increased difficulty with respect to their driving performance.
Regardless of one’s familiarity with alcohol, drunk driving charges can shatter someone’s life. These allegations can open up a host of problems, both in one’s professional life and in their personal relationships, and the charges can bring on various emotional and financial consequences. Explore our website for more on DUI charges and various legal issues related to this area of law.