A DUI is a serious charge and deserves a serious defense. The range of punishment for DUI depends on the particular facts of your case, but can range from loss of license to heavy financial fines. If you are charged with DUI it is best to act fast, so your right to drive is preserved and the chance of negotiating favorable terms in the criminal portion of the case are high. But the best way to stay out of trouble with the law as far as DUI’s are concerned is to avoid drinking and driving. This can be hard to do, but with a little preplanning can be accomplished.

Three good tips on how to avoid a DUI include taking these steps:

  • Find a designated driver take you and your party home. This person might be a non-drinker in your group or you and your friends might consider taking turns acting as the designated driver when planning your events.
  • If there is no one available in your group to act as a designated driver, call a cab or other driving serviced to get you home safely.
  • Keep it local by staying at home or in the neighborhood. This makes it easier for friends and neighbors to stay off the streets after they’ve been drinking.

The best way to make sure you are not pulled over for DUI is to make plans before you go out for the night. But sometimes things happen and plans are not made in advance, if that is the case you can come up with an alternative before you go home. And if you are not able to do that and the long arm of the law gets to you, call for help. We understand life happens and are here to help you when it does. Call us to find out what to expect if you are charged with DUI and let us provide a defense for your case that gets the results you need. Our DUI defense attorneys have experience fighting DUI cases and will work with you every step of the way.

If you have questions about DUI defense, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for help. Call us to schedule an appointment.