Originally posted on List Garage.
A DUI conviction can bring you a lot of grief. Even a DUI arrest can put you in some hat water with your job and your family. Take these simple steps to save yourself the embarrassment.
This is pretty obvious. If you don't drink you will not get a DUI.
Stay Away From Vehicles
Did you know that in some states you can get a DUI for riding a horse or operating a lawn mower while under the influence?
In some places you can be arrested for being in a vehicle while intoxicated even if the vehicle is turned off and you don't have the keys.
The best thing you can do if you are going to drink is avoid vehicles of all kinds.
Use Public Transportation
If you absolutely must be out somewhere while you are drinking consider using a public transport. A bus will get you from point A to point B just as easily as your own car and you won't have to worry about driving.
Designated A Driver
If your don't think you are responsible enough to not lose your bus pass when you are drinking then be sure to bring along a responsible friend who can be counted on to stay sober.
Know The Law
DUI Laws vary by state. Variations include differences in the substances that qualify you for a DUI, in some places even perscription medicines can get you busted, as well as differences in what constitues a DUI, like the types of vehicles mentioned above. Make sure that you know the laws specific to your state.
If you have any questions contact an experienced, local, DUI attorney and they will be able to help you.
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