Unexpected life crises, depression and DUI charges

In life, there are many different things that can go wrong and completely turn someone’s life on end. For example, someone may find out that their spouse was having an affair, that they have cancer or that their job is being terminated. People who are facing these challenges may be emotionally vulnerable and feel completely hopeless. For some, alcohol is seen as a way to escape the mental burden of these crises and cope with daily life. Unfortunately, this can lead to drunk driving, and DUI charges can make life considerably harder for someone who is in this position.

Some people who are incredibly depressed and hopeless may develop an alcohol problem, while others may drink excessively after hearing bad news for the first time. Either way, this could be disastrous if they decide to get behind the wheel while in this state. Drunk driving charges can make life even tougher for someone who is already facing an uphill battle, whether they spend time behind bars, lose their driving privileges, face steep financial penalties or suffer as a result of damage to their reputation.

If you have been charged with driving drunk, it is important to know your legal options and any strategies that could help you minimize the impact of these allegations. Every drunk driving case is different, whether someone has been charged with DUI several times in the past or they do not believe that the results of a sobriety test were accurate. Visit our DUI page for more.