When you’re planning a night out to unwind or a day off to attend a special occasion, the last thing you imagine is it ending in disaster. Or even worse, it could end in death. The harsh reality is that every time a person chooses to drive after drinking, they’re putting themselves at risk of ending up in that very situation. With so many alternative options available today, there’s no reason to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If you do, you may need a DUI lawyer on your side. 

All it Takes is One Mistake

More than 10,000 lives are taken each year by drivers operating vehicles under the influence. All it takes is one mistake to ruin your life. And sometimes the lives of innocent people who had the misfortune of crossing your path during a dangerous moment of intoxication.  

Take the case of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs as an example. The 22-year-old all-star football player was at the top of his game when he was involved in a drunk driving accident that took a woman’s life in November 2021. After that fateful night, he suddenly found himself facing felony charges. He is unable to practice or play the sport his life had formerly revolved around. If Ruggs is found guilty of the felony charges, he may face license revocation. This is in addition to fines and legal fees upwards of $10,000. And imprisonment.

How DUI Lawyer Can Help

The best – and only – way to avoid the risk of facing the consequences of a DUI is simple. If you’re going to be doing anything that will involve drinking, don’t drive. To be sure that you’re not putting your company at risk either, hire a car service. Every town and city has at least one you can use to ensure that you and everyone you’re with can relax and unwind without any worry of getting home safe.

If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or injured someone driving under the influence, hire a DUI lawyer. An attorney from Silver & Silver can help you navigate through the legal battles you’ll have to face.

A DUI lawyer represents people involved in various cases. This can include wrongful death claims and auto accidents. They will advocate for you and develop a solution that will lead to the most favorable outcome. If you’ve been involved in a DUI accident in any way, the best thing you can do is seek the counsel of a DUI lawyer.