You drank all night with your friends, and then you realized that your designated driver was nowhere to be found. One of your friends suggested that they might have left with someone they met at the bar, but that puts you in a dangerous position.
Normally, you all would have called for a ride home and picked up your vehicles the next day. Unfortunately, since your friend had left, you weren’t making the best decisions. You decided to drive home on your own. That resulted in the drunk-driving crash over which you’re now facing charges.
Were you drunk when you caused a crash? You could face serious trouble
The penalties you face for drunk driving may include the loss of your license, heavy fines, jail time and the potential of a lawsuit from the other party. If you kill someone, the situation would only be worse.
If you crash your own vehicle, you’ll still face trouble. You’ll likely face the same penalties for hurting yourself or a passenger as you would if you crashed into another vehicle. You could face fines and lawsuits if you damaged someone else’s property, too.
If you do drive drunk and get into a collision, it can be a good idea to hire legal counsel as soon as possible. You’re in a precarious position, and anything that you say needs to be carefully considered. The people around you may know that you never would have wanted something like this to happen, but it’s up to you and your attorney to prove that to a court and to fight to protect your freedoms and future following this accident.
Drunk driving is dangerous, and the penalties can be severe. If you’re in trouble with the law, you need to take steps to learn more about your legal rights and responsibilities, so you know what to do next.