3 Ways A Private Car Service Can Protect You From A DUI
Prearranging a private car service can take the worry out of a night on the town. There will be no concerns about who the designated driver is.
Everyone can relax and enjoy themselves without fear of getting a dui. The cost of a personal car service is small compared to the expense and hardship caused by a dui.
1. A dui in Arizona is very costly. For a first offense you will be taken to jail and fined at least $250. You will have to attend an alcohol education class which you will be required to pay for. There will be court costs that can easily add up to $1000 or more. You will also need a Chandler criminal defense lawyer. Your license will automatically be suspended for at least 90 days and you may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle at your own expense. Your car will be impounded for thirty days, which is very costly to deal with. You will be required to pay towing expenses and between $10-$20 dollars per day storage along with a $150 dollar administrative charge. If you leave your car at the impound lot for over 40 days you may lose ownership. These are all minimum consequences which can greatly increase due to circumstances, such as how highly intoxicated you are, if you are driving recklessly, or if this is not your first offense. If convicted of a dui it will stay on your driving record for 7 years.
In Arizona last year nearly 28,000 people were arrested for dui. There were nearly 5,550 vehicle accidents attributed to driving under the influence resulting in 265 deaths.
2. Using a car service reduces the risk of injury to yourself and others as a result of impaired driving. In the United States, over 20% of all traffic fatalities each year are caused by drunk driving. If you are found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident involving injury to another person, the state of Arizona considers this a felony offense. If this happens you will need the services of a dui attorney in Chandler Arizona. Being convicted of a felony is life altering. You will no longer be able to work in a profession that requires a license. It may be difficult to find employment of any kind since most applications ask if you have ever been convicted of a felony. You will no longer be able to vote.
3. Arranging a personal driver can help you avoid the legal, personal, and financial ramifications of a dui, which are likely to overlap into many areas of your life. If you cause an injury while driving under the influence, on top of all the fines you may be responsible for the injured party’s medical expenses. You may also be open to a lawsuit. If someone dies you will face even more serious charges, possibly vehicular manslaughter or vehicular homicide.
You will pay high rates for car insurance, if you are able to get insurance at all. You may lose your job. You will face embarrassment. It may cause family and financial problems. You may even be sent to prison!
Hiring a private car service is a simple way to avoid devastating consequences. The cost is comparable to a taxi, and the peace of mind is invaluable.
* This blog is written by a third party and nothing in this blog should be taken to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation and we exclude all representations, warranties, legal liability or responsibility relating to its content. The information in this blog is for general information purposes only.
Guest Blog Published By:
Law Firm of Jason R. Smith – Jason R. Smith
6909 W. Ray Road, Suite 15
Chandler, Arizona 85226
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