Summer months mean bonfires with friends. These fun events might have alcohol available, which means that anyone who is planning on knocking back a few drinks will need to plan on a way to get home. If you try to drive after you’ve had adult beverages, you are facing the risk of being pulled over for the suspicion of drunk driving. This can lead to you facing criminal charges, which isn’t a fun way to end the bonfire.

If you are stopped because the officer thinks you are impaired, there are some very serious things that will happen. The officer might question you to find out if you will admit that you’ve been drinking. Technically, you don’t have to provide that information. Instead, you only have to provide your identity to the officers. You should remember that failing to answer the officer’s questions isn’t an admission of guilt.

We realize that this is a situation that might make you become anxious. We are here to help you combat the drunk driving charges. It might be possible for you to enter into other programs, but only if you meet the appropriate criteria. We can help you to review your options for those.

You have to do what you feel is best for your situation. This isn’t always easy to determine, so make sure you start working on your plan quickly after you are charged. You also have to think about how you will address the administrative penalties since those can have a significant impact on your life. Plus, trying to combat those penalties has very strict time limits.