Getting arrested for driving under the influence can be a devastating experience. If you are facing a DUI, you can expect to receive stiff fines, mandated alcohol education courses, possible jail time, and even the possibility of getting your license taken away.
Here are some things to do after receiving a DUI.
Note your court date
After a DUI arrest, note the date that you are to appear in court for the charge. If you forget to appear in court during your scheduled time, it will appear as though you are not taking the offense seriously. Request time off work and reschedule any other obligations you have on the day of the court date as soon as possible.
Arrange alternate transportation
In the meantime, you want to make sure you have a way to get to and from work and run other essential errands if you had your license revoked due to the DUI. Rideshares and taxis can be expensive if you use them every day, so first, see what public transportation is available in your area.
Consider the cause
Take some time to think about what happened prior to getting the DUI to make sure it does not happen again. Make a decision to always have a designated driver if you are going out to drink, and consider getting treatment if you believe you have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
Receiving a DUI can be scary, but it can also be an opportunity to make better decisions in the future.