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.
- Ridesharing: 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 (615) 200-9409 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.