If you have been drinking alcohol and are driving, it is very important to know what will happen if you are pulled over. Even if you are not drunk, you can still face a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). In this article, we will explain why you can be arrested even if you are not drunk. If you have any questions about the consequences of a DUI, feel free to contact us at Right Path Law Group we will help you understand the legal process and the options you have.
Now, how do you go from celebrating a night out with friends to a DUI conviction? Read on to find out how.
Sometimes we go out to have fun, and it happens that on a night out with friends at a bar, you decide to drink alcohol and have too many drinks. You don’t want to risk being too drunk to drive, so you spend the night on a friend’s couch and come home early in the morning.
End up charged with drunk driving? Well, you could be intoxicated and not realize it.
The human body takes an average of one hour to metabolize a drink, but if your metabolism is slower, it is possible that you have not slept enough to fully process the alcohol in your body.
Therefore, we recommend that if a similar situation happens to you, be alert because even if you wake up and just drink a little coffee, it does not necessarily mean that you are sober enough to drive. You can be impaired without being legally intoxicated.
So what is the lesson here?
If you want to avoid a DUI charge, you should probably leave your car at home when you go out. It’s far better to take an Uber, get a ride from a friend, or have a designated driver than to face charges of a DUI charge.
However, we know that mistakes happen. If you are facing DUI charges, count on Right Path Law G to defend you in court.
What to do if you are not drunk but are stopped for a DUI? First, stay calm. Remember that you have rights and that the officer is just doing his job. Second, call an attorney. The sooner you have legal representation, the better chance you have of having the charges reduced or dropped altogether. And finally, don’t try to get away with anything. The best thing you can do is to be polite and cooperate with police officers; anything else could make things worse.
Call us at Right Path Law Group we have over 15 years of experience in these types of cases in Fairfax Virginia, call us at 703-637-9999 for a free consultation.