DUIs are bad enough, but when you are accused of a DUI as well as other crimes, you could be looking at a struggle ahead of you. People sometimes do things that they regret when they’re intoxicated. While some amount of accountability is necessary, it’s still your right to protect yourself and to build a defense.
Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run accident, are drunk while underage or are dealing with other situations, it’s important for you to have someone on your team who understands and can help you navigate the legal system.
How does alcohol affect your ability to make decisions?
The primary thing to remember is that alcohol makes it harder for the prefrontal cortex to work correctly. That means that you may not be thinking rationally or make good decisions. Taking something from a busy shop might not be something you’d normally do, but when intoxicated, you might think it’s a great idea.
Since alcohol reduces the inhibitions you have, it makes it much easier for you to do things you normally wouldn’t, like getting behind the wheel of a vehicle when you’re too drunk to drive or continuing on after colliding with another vehicle. Alcohol can also make you say things you shouldn’t, like admitting to the police that you’re intoxicated or that you had “a few too many.”
Your attorney will be there to help if you get into trouble over a DUI and other criminal acts. Our website has more on what you need to do if you’re arrested and are facing charges for your actions.