Drunk Driving In Houston: How Risky It Is? Part II

9 Gripping Reasons Not To Drink & Drive In Houston

Part 2

6. A Criminal Record Is Bad News

If you are convicted of drinking and driving, details of the incident will be visible on your criminal record. This record is viewed by all entities that conduct criminal background checks including many universities and employers. Appealing a criminal charge is often costly and a criminal record can have a significant impact on your ability to access many opportunities.

7. You Could Cause Property Damage

While causing property damage is always preferable to causing physical injury to yourself or others, the bill for the damage can run into the hundreds of thousands. Writing off your car and damaging public or private property will result in you having to pay for the damages for years.

8. You Could Cause Harm To A Child

Hundreds of children are killed in drunk driving incidents each year. In just one year, 1,149 children were killed in road traffic crashes. And, 17% of all those crashes (200 fatalities) involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol. Furthermore, 29 of the children killed were not in a vehicle and were hit by drivers with BAC levels exceeding 0.08.

9. You Serve As A Bad Example For Friends & Family

The are many social consequences of drinking and drinking. It doesn’t just put yourself and others at risk on the road, it also signals to your loved ones that you endorse drunk driving. If you don’t hold yourself to a high standard, you are telling those you love most who might be younger than you that it’s okay to have a few drinks and get behind the wheel. It’s up to you to demonstrate through your own actions that you don’t think drinking and driving is acceptable behavior.

Legal Support You Can Trust

Jim Butler is a licensed attorney who has over 24 years of experience in the legal field. He helps his clients avoid jail time for DWI offenses where a jail sentence is likely to result in loss of employment causing disproportionate financial and emotional harm to a client and their family. Bulter’s current caseload consists solely of DWI cases as he is an expert in the legal area. While Jim doesn’t endorse drinking and driving, he is a firm believer that too many innocent people are targetted for “needless arrest” and his passion for the cause led him to become a DUI lawyer.

Of course, the simplest way to avoid any legal consequences is to never drink and drive. We hope you never find yourself involved in a drunk driving accident. If you are hit by another driver and suffer injuries, don’t delay contacting Butler Law Firm for a free consultation. We can help you recover the compensation by becoming a legal advocate in your case. Visit our blog for more related articles. Click here for the first article in this series.