Driving under the influence of alcohol or a substance puts the safety of the public in jeopardy. While many laws prohibit drinking under the influence, and many tests evaluate people’s blood alcohol content (BAC), that doesn’t stop many people from thinking they can work around the laws.
Many people spread misconceptions about drunk driving. The best way to avoid a driving under the influence charge (DUI) is to know what doesn’t work. Here’s what you should know:
1. All you have to do is drive carefully
While driving carefully may make it appear that someone isn’t drunk driving, other facts may cause a DUI charge. In an accident, a driver may be caught drinking even if they’re the victim of the collision, for example.
2. You can refuse a breath test
You can refuse a chemical breath test but doing so may worsen your situation. If you do, the police can still get a warrant for a chemical blood test, which can lead to charges. However, field sobriety tests are optional.
3. Drink coffee before you drive to sober up quickly
There’s no easy way to quickly sober up, even coffee. The only way to ensure that enough alcohol has left the body is to drink lots of water, eat and, especially, sleep it off – time is the best way to get sober.
4. You don’t need legal help
DUI charges may not seem all that big since many people get them, but they can affect your entire life. You may need to reach out for legal help when building a strong defense against a DUI charge.