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Know your options in a DUI case and the penalties of them

In our previous blog post, we discussed how alcohol can impact your ability to drive. If you recall, those effects are serious and can easily make you a danger to yourself and others if you opt to drive drunk. This doesn't mean that avoiding drunk driving is always going to be easy, but it is certainly something that is worth the effort.

There might be an instance in which you don't have any other options to get home. In those cases, you might end up seeing the flashing light of a law enforcement vehicle behind you. At this point, you need to think quickly and clearly.

Once you are pulled over, the officer will likely ask you some questions. He or she might decide that a breath test or field sobriety test is necessary to determine your blood-alcohol concentration percentage. You will have to decide whether to allow these tests to be completed or not. While you do have the right to refuse, doing so could come with serious penalties, such as the suspension of your driver's license.

We know that you might not be able to think too clearly if you are intoxicated. This is one reason why knowing what to expect and how to handle this situation is important. You may need to rely on the plans that you've made.

If you find yourself up against drunk driving charges, be sure to learn about what you can do to combat those charges. You will probably want to think carefully about each option because being convicted of drunk driving in Pennsylvania comes with some very harsh penalties.

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