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How to prevent a DUI in the future

If you have recently been arrested on DUI or DWI charges, you will likely be worried about your future, as well facing legal charges. This arrest may have been a reality check, and whether or not you were actually intoxicated at the time of your arrest, you will likely be worried about whether you will be pulled over and arrested in the future.

If you want to address your drinking habit and prevent another DUI arrest in the future, it is important that you take the time to honestly reflect on your own actions and consider how you can improve your way of living. The following is an overview of how to prevent a DUI in the future.

Consider your relationship with alcohol

It’s time to get honest with yourself about your relationship with alcohol. You can have a dependence on alcohol without being an alcoholic, and if you are aware of this dependence early on, there is a greater chance that you will be able to get it under control. If you feel that you need to drink in order to have a good time, or you find it difficult to just have one drink, you may need to consider getting sober for your own safety and the safety of others.

Make safe arrangements to get home

You should have a simple rule in place at all times: If you drink or plan to drink, don’t drive. If you have a rule in which you don’t drive even if you have one drink, this should help you to drive safely. Make this easy to stick to by having a designated sober driver in your group of friends, or commit to ordering a cab.

If you are honest with yourself and you want to prevent another DUI or DWI charge, make sure that you have a “no tolerance” rule when it comes to drinking and driving so that you can avoid needing to defend yourself in the future.