There is a lot we can learn about everyday life from watching the news, but did you know there are some DUI lessons we can get from regular television watching? While there may not be tricks and tips shared by many major news channels on a regular basis concerning driving under the influence, news trends can carry lessons for those accused of DUI.
Three lessons that can be obtained from watching the news include:
- We fear the exotic more than the mundane. Just as we stay glued to the news for the anomalies, being arrested for driving under the influence causes fear for the extreme cases. Many are more worried about the time they may spend in jail rather than the more common punishment of extended license suspension. The license suspension can cause much more undue hardship than the one or two days in jail, including the inability to go to work.
- Panicking is easy, but it can also make things worse. Take the recent Ebola outbreak as an example. There was more time spent worrying about what would happen if the virus broke out in the United States, but many waited to implement measures to prevent its spread. Many drivers arrested for DUI will worry about the consequences rather than taking the necessary steps to prevent those consequences. Remember, you have only 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV to protect your driver's license - this time should be used to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
- Help when it's needed makes a difference. Just as much as scary stories are riveting, we all love a story of someone helping a neighbor in need. Intervention at the right time helps. When arrested for driving under the influence, hiring the right lawyer to represent your interests can make the difference between a successful case and an unsuccessful one.
When you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County, you have the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. on your side. You have limited time to develop a strong DUI defense, so take action right away.
If you would like to learn about how our firm can benefit your case, contact our firm today.