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As a St. Petersburg DUI lawyer, we know how devastating a driving under the influence charge can be. Not only can it result in you losing your license, but lawyer’s fees, fines and court costs can add up to thousands of dollars. When it comes to drunk driving, it is completely avoidable as long as you plan accordingly. You don’t want to put yourself, your friends, or anyone else in harm’s way with unsafe driving.  Either drink or drive.  Not both.

Safe Driving Tips:

Did you know that more than 30% of car accident deaths are caused by drunk drivers? As a DUI lawyer in St. Petersburg, we are all too familiar with this statistic. Here are some ways to stay safe on the road:

  1. Have a designated driver (DD): Tell one of your friends you’ll stay sober if he or she is the DD next week; or offer to buy the DD food at the end of the night. Do whatever ensures you will have a safe ride home. If you are the designated driver, remember that you are responsible for your friends' safety; take it seriously.
  2. Sober means sober: Staying sober means not drinking any alcohol, not even one shot or one beer. You never know what will happen, and as long as you are 100% sober, you’ll be ready for anything.
  3. Steer clear of drinking games: These games have a fun and competitive atmosphere that encourages you to drink too much, too fast.
  4. Call a taxi: If your designated driver ended up drinking, or you didn’t have one, call a taxi. Split it with friends and the ride will be cheaper than that last drink you ordered.
  5. Sleep it off: If you don’t have money for a taxi, and are somewhere safe, take a nap to help sober up. This way, you’ll be sober and refreshed when you wake up. If you are going to sleep in your car, don’t leave the keys in the ignition! You can still be arrested for a DUI like this.

Flint Law: Your DUI Lawyer

At Flint Law in St. Petersburg, we hope you’ll never need to call us for help on a DUI charge, but if you do, we can help you as your DUI lawyer. We will ensure that you get the fairest trial possible, and that all of the evidence against you is sound.

For more information, or if you need a DUI lawyer in St. Petersburg, call us at 727-483-8404 for a free consultation.