Christmas is in a couple of days and New Year's Eve is right behind it. This time of year means that people will be getting together for festivities that include all sorts of goodies, including alcoholic beverages. If you plan on drinking when you are out and about this holiday season, don't plan on driving. Not only can drunk driving put your life in danger, it can also put your freedom in danger.
We know that things happen and accidents are made. If you do end up facing a drunk driving charge, you should be sure that you know what this can cost you. We aren't talking about only the criminal penalties and the loss of your driver's license. You also have to think about other expenses that might occur because of the drunk driving charge.
When you are able to get your driver's license back, you can expect your car insurance to go up by approximately 362 percent. This is because North Carolina is considered the toughest state when it comes to drunk drivers. You also have to think about the time you might have take off of work and any other expenses that come because of penalties like ignition interlock devices. This means that the financial impact might be much greater than you originally thought.
There are several points that you should consider when you are facing a drunk driving charge. These include the reason you were pulled over, how your blood-alcohol concentration was determined, and anything else that happened in the time leading up to the stop and immediately after the stop.