It is almost baseball season across the river, but it can feel as if there is always some sports venue going with one activity or another. And sadly, it is quite easy to drink too much when you are at a game or event and then get behind the wheel of your car. The penalties for a DUI/DWI are severe, no matter where the charges are from. Even for your first offense, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney. Here are five reasons:
Anyone who has ever been pulled over knows the feeling. Once those blue lights appear in your review window, your pulse starts to quicken and your nerves go through the roof. Your stress level will likely rise even higher if the law enforcement official who pulls you over thinks you have been drinking and requests that you take a breath test, which is intended to determine your blood-alcohol level and assess whether you can safely operate your vehicle. Contrary to popular belief, however, breath tests are not foolproof.