Now that the holidays are here, adults will head out to office parties and other social gatherings. You’ve probably heard the advice that consuming alcohol at an office party isn’t really a good idea. Not only can having a few drinks lead you to act in an abnormal manner that might put a damper on your professional image, but it is also possible that it will land you in jail. This would occur if you drink at the party and try to drive yourself.

If there is one piece of advice that we want to share with you at the start of the winter holiday season, it is this: Don’t drink and drive. This is timeless advice that some people will ignore. Those are the people who might find themselves behind bars facing the risk of time in jail, fines and the loss of their license.

We realize that accidents sometimes happen. If you are facing charges for driving after drinking, you need to be prepared to put up a fight. You will need to battle against the criminal charges as well as the administrative penalties. We can help you do this, but you must act quickly since there are strict time limits you must comply with.

One thing to remember about these charges is that a conviction can impact your career. Even if you were on your best behavior at the party, your employer might have to let you go due to a drunk driving charge. This is especially true if you drive for work since the insurance company might not be willing to cover you due to the conviction.