Every one of us can enjoy a night with our friends, some drinks, and entertainment.
But this also means that every one of us can make the mistake of getting
behind the wheel with some alcohol in our system. Even if it is not enough
to put you over the legal limit of 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
level, law enforcement might decide to arrest you for driving under the
influence (DUI) anyway.
Consider these three top tips to help you avoid getting a DUI:
Metabolic rate: Sounds scientific, and it is, but it can be broken down quite simply. The
average person takes one hour to metabolize and feel the effects of one
beer or one shot of hard liquor. If you have had three drinks with your
friends, wait at least three hours before driving home to increase your
control over the vehicle and reduce the chances of the police slamming
you with a DUI.
Ride sharing: Most smartphones these days come preloaded with a ride sharing service
app, like the widely popular
Uber. If you’ve had too much to drink, one click of a button can get
you a ride home safely and at a fair rate. Do not forget the power of
the taxi cab when you need it most.
Friendly faces: We all have one or two friends who are always willing to be the designated
driver. When you feel like a night out with your pals, recruit them to
tag along and get everyone home safely at the end of the night. That’s
what friends are for, right?
What to Do If You Do Get a DUI
Admittedly, all the best laid plans in the world rely on the execution,
and that can be easy to mess up. If you do get pulled over for a DUI in
Tennessee, remember that our law firm focuses on
criminal defense and DUI cases. Call us at
888.988.5578 to retain our services as soon as you get the chance to make a phone call.
We can provide strong representation and tenacious defense when the criminal
justice system wants nothing more than to strip you of your driving privileges
and exact a steep fine out of your pockets. You can even start off with a
free case evaluation with our Murfreesboro DUI attorney to learn your legal options without
any risk to you.