With fall fading into winter, the holiday season is upon us. With it comes a host of social situations that often involve alcohol. Whether you're enjoying a beer during the Thanksgiving Day football game or quaffing cocktails at your office holiday party, you should know that getting behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher could cause a legal headache worse than any hangover.
There are a lot of potential consequences related to a conviction of a driving under the influence (DUI) offense. Some of these are social consequences, such as losing your job or paying a lot more for motor vehicle liability insurance. Other consequences are a result of criminal court, including a criminal record, massive fines and time in jail. Given how much you could lose with a guilty plea or a conviction, it makes sense to minimize your risk by planning ahead.