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2 myths (and the truth) about drunk driving

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2023 | Drunk Driving Charges |

As you may already know, drunk driving is a violation of traffic laws and, by getting caught, you could end up with a DUI charge. As a result of a DUI charge,  your license could be suspended and you could face fees and incarceration.

There may be a time when you need to get home after drinking. Maybe you read something online or a friend told you a secret to avoid a DUI. However, there’s only one way to not get a DUI charge, and that’s by not driving after drinking. If you’re still convinced you may be safe to drive, you should consider the following truths about common myths:

Myth: Drinking coffee sobers you up

Truth: It’s often said that a cup of coffee can sober you up quickly. However, the reality is that if there’s already alcohol in your body, coffee won’t help you in the least. You may feel refreshed and more alert, but instead, you’re likely still suffering from the effects of alcohol. You just won’t exactly realize that because you’re inebriated.

Myth: You can refuse a breath test

Truth: There are two kinds of sobriety tests the police may ask you to take during a traffic stop. The first is a standardized field sobriety test, which you can refuse. This is often confused with chemical tests, such as a breath test or breathalyzer. If you refuse a breath test, under implied consent laws, you could potentially face license suspension and/or incarceration

A DUI charge can leave a heavy mark on your permanent record and your future. It’s crucial to understand and protect your legal rights and to have a strong defense.