As a college student, there will be times when you want to kick back, relax and have a drink with friends. While this is okay if you’re of legal drinking age, it’s also something that can bring trouble to your life.

Drinking and driving is a big risk. Not only can it result in your arrest and conviction on serious criminal charges, but you’re also putting your and others’ health and safety in the line of fire.

Here are some of the best alternatives to drinking and driving:

  • Find a designated driver: Designate one person in your group to stay sober and drive. When you do this, you never have to worry about how you’ll get from point A to point B. You’ll have a trusted friend on whom you can rely.
  • Opt for public transportation: Take a bus, take a cab or call an Uber. You get the point. You should never feel compelled to drive when there are so many other options available to you.
  • Call for a ride: Nobody wants to admit they’re too drunk to drive, but it’s important that you leave your pride out of the equation. If you need a ride, call a friend or family member to pick you up. You’ll never regret this decision.

Even if you understand the risk of drinking and driving, you could still make this mistake. If you do and it leads to your arrest, learn more about your charges and the consequences associated with a conviction.

The more you learn, the easier it becomes to find a defense strategy you can implement.

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