It’s understandable that you want to have a good time, but it is important to do so responsibly. It can be difficult to find that friend who wants to take one for the team and not drink for the night, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any other choice but to drink and drive. One of the many pieces of advice given to first time offenders of the DWI cases we represent is for them to consider alternatives to drinking and driving, there are always other choices to choose from.
The best DWI lawyer not only cares about being successful with your case, but also cares about educating you so that you don’t make this mistake again. Consider the following substitutes for drinking and driving the next time you go out with friends, each one of them will help you avoid a run in with law.
Find a DD or ask for a ride
Unless you have a friend that prefers not to drink when he or she goes out, it can be hard to find someone to be the designated driver, especially when it is a big event where everyone is looking to have fun, such as a birthday party. We’ve seen too many DWI or DUI convictions occur because the person said that they didn’t have any other choice because everyone else was intoxicated as well. The important thing to remember is that designated drivers do not have to be someone who is going out with you, ask a friend or family member to drop you off and pick you up. Make it up to them with a lunch date or gas money.
AAA’s Tipsy Tow program
Any DWI lawyer will tell you that the holidays are popular times for many DWI cases to begin, meaning that there are numerous DWI and DUI convictions that are being handed out because the holidays call for celebration. AAA offers a Tipsy Tow program in Texas for holidays such as New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July. The service is free and available to both members and non-members and will drive you 10 miles from the point of pick up to where you need to be dropped off.
Call a taxi
Yes taxis can be expensive, but no amount of money should mean more than your safety and the safety of people around you. Save the phone number of a local taxi service in your phone so that you don’t have to spend time trying to search for one. There are many DWI cases that occur because someone doesn’t want to wait for the taxi to come or because they didn’t want to pay for it. Also, don’t worry about your car being left at the bar; you can always go get it the next day.
Finding a designated driver, utilizing AAA’s Tipsy Tow program, as well as calling a taxi, are all other choices that you have to choose from rather than risking lives and driving intoxicated. Please feel free to contact The Wilder Law Firm today to find the best DWI lawyer to represent you in your DWI case.