Valentine’s Day should be a romantic day to celebrate with that special someone in your life. Make sure to focus on the romance, and stay out of the headlines by avoiding a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. A romantic dinner or night on the town may involve sharing a bottle of champagne or wine. If you choose to drink, make sure to arrange a safe way home. Illinois police are cracking down on drivers who drink and drive, and the penalties are serious. Visit here to see the penalties for driving under the influence in Illinois.
The legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) in Illinois is .08. It only takes a few drinks to reach or exceed this limit. The best plan is to arrange for a safe ride home if you want to have a few drinks. This will ensure you don’t spend your Valentine’s Day in court. Last year a woman in San Francisco found herself in court on Valentine’s Day to plead not guilty to her DUI charges. The month before, another woman grabbed the wheel of the car that her boyfriend was driving. She had been drinking, and when she grabbed the wheel, she proceeded to drive the car off the road where it struck a curb and flipped over. Plan a romantic date for Valentine’s Day instead of a less than romantic court date.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing DUI charges like Justin Bieber, make sure you have a qualified DUI attorney helping you through the process. Bieber found himself in court Thursday, January 23rd facing charges for driving under the influence, resisting arrest, and driving without a license. That morning, Miami police arrested him after he failed a sobriety test. When you are charged with driving under the influence, a professional attorney, with DUI experience can help you navigate the courtroom.