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How can you reduce the risk of DUI charges? 

On Behalf of | Dec 14, 2023 | DUI

Drunk driving accidents cause numerous deaths across the state of Alaska and the United States. For this reason, clamping down on impaired driving is a top priority for police officers, and the law reflects this. 

Police officers can stop you if they have reasonable suspicion to believe you may be impaired. Essentially, this means that if there is anything unusual about your driving, they can pull you over. Upon being stopped, if there is further evidence to suggest impairment, you could face DUI charges. 

How can you reduce this risk? 

Designated drivers 

One popular method of reducing the risk of DUI charges in recent years is to nominate a designated driver. This is someone tasked with staying sober and ensuring that everyone gets home safely after a night of drinking. Of course, this gets tedious if it is the same driver every time, so it can be beneficial to come up with a rotation system among family members and friends. 

The bottom line is, if you haven’t been drinking then it’s very difficult for the police to charge you with DUI. 

Be careful in the morning 

Alcohol can take a considerable amount of time to leave a person’s system, and this is something that’s often neglected. A breath test can detect alcohol up to 24 hours after your last drink and the body breaks down alcohol in your bloodstream gradually. Depending on the number of units consumed, you could still be over the limit the morning after a night out.

If you’re facing DUI charges, it’s important to assess your defense options. Seeking legal guidance will make sure that you remain informed.