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DUI prevention tips

It is no surprise that college students will occasionally consume alcohol. Unfortunately, college students are more likely to binge drink and drive drunk according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Drunk driving has serious consequences. If you are a college student, learn some facts about drunk driving and how to prevent a DUI.

When consuming alcohol

If you drink at college parties, it is important to take responsible steps, including:

  • Drinking in moderation
  • Choosing a designated driver
  • Calling a taxi
  • Using a ridesharing mobile app
  • Taking public transportation

If you end up drinking alcohol and are unable to find a safe way to get home, ask the host of the party if you can sleep there until the morning. When you keep these tips in mind, you are sure to reduce your chances of getting a DUI that can have serious consequences, including jail time, probation, fines and license suspension.

When hosting a party

Sometimes you are the one throwing the party. In this situation, you have an added responsibility to make sure none of your guests drive drunk. After all, do you want your friends getting their license revoked or facing fines? Some party tips include:

  • Serve a lot of food
  • Offer plenty of non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, juice and water
  • Stop offering alcohol several hours before the party ends
  • Plan to have designated drivers or alternate transportation
  • Take car keys away from someone who is likely going to drive drunk
  • Have a backup plan to let people sleep in your dorm room, apartment or house

It should also be stressed that many college students are under the legal drinking age-never serve alcohol to minors.

When charged with a DUI

A DUI is one of the most common and serious charges for violating traffic laws. If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DUI, or even repeated DUI charges , there are ways to defend against the charge. Presenting a strong DUI defense can cause charges to be dropped or reduced, prevent your license from getting suspended or even result in an acquittal. A criminal defense attorney can help you understand your defense options.

There are several ways you can prevent getting charged with a DUI. If prevention tips fall short, you have the option of consulting a DUI defense attorney about your case. Whether you or a friend has been charged with a first or repeat DUI offense, there are options to potentially reduce the penalties.

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