Everyone knows that they should not be driving after they have had alcohol but sadly, many young people do not pay attention to this very important law. They think they are sober enough to drive after a drink or two and choose to drive home instead of following the law and taking a cab instead. A fact that most young people do not understand is that even a small amount of alcohol can cause your mind to get blurry even if you do not “feel” drunk or even if you feel that you are alright to drive.
Your actions at this time can not only result in your own death but in the death of others, innocents that had nothing o do with your choice to drink and drive. Police officers are very strict about young people drinking and driving because this is becoming more and more common as young people become more independent and have their own vehicles at a younger age. You will be asked to get out of your vehicle and take a test. In some countries, you would need to take a breathalyses test and in some countries, the test may differ. However, if you fail the test, you will get arrested without a doubt.
Your day in court
If you have been caught on a drunk driving charge, you will be asked to come to appear in court. If you failed the test, then you will no doubt have to face the consequences however hiring a drink driving solicitor might be a good idea to try and reduce the punishment that you get as much as possible. You punishment could be anything from going to jail for a few months to paying a large fine. In some cases, you might also be requested to do community service.
If you have been found guilty of driving while drunk, it is advisable for you to speak to a assault lawyers in Sydney beforehand in order to discuss your options.It is important however that you know the depth of the crime you have committed. You might feel that you are being treated unfairly because you did not cause any harm to anyone however, a quick look on the internet will reveal just how many innocent people have died at the hands of drunk drivers, including innocent children who had their entire lives ahead of them. It is important that you understand your actions and that you accept the consequences of your actions and most importantly that you learn your lesson.