For various reasons, the summer months are especially problematic when it comes to drunk driving charges. Some people get behind the wheel after celebrating a wedding or spending time with their friends and family members at a party, and drunk driving is especially widespread around the Fourth of July. From beach parties to fishing trips, there are many activities that often involve alcohol and some people take to the road even though they are over the legal limit. Unfortunately, this can shatter someone’s summer, as well as their overall life in the coming months and years.
There are many factors you might have to take into consideration if you are pulled over for drunk driving in the summer. For example, you may lose your driving privileges, which can be especially tough if you are a parent and your child is counting on you to take them to events and give them a ride so they can participate in certain activities. These charges can derail plans that people had for the summer, such as a family vacation, and they can give rise to many serious hurdles (financial repercussions, difficulty finding work or the loss of a job and friction among family members).
If drunk driving charges have upended your summer, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how your life will be impacted by the allegations. However, you could have a variety of options on the table and the way in which your DUI case is handled could have a significant impact on your future.