You don't have to look very far to see how negatively drunk driving affects people's lives. From the victims of drunk driving accidents and the families of those victims, to the families of drunk drivers and the drivers themselves, DUI hurts everyone involved.
A recent article in the Pocono Record brought this point home.
A man in his fifties - a guy who had never had legal problems, a guy with a good, steady job - made the terrible mistake of deciding to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel. He struck another car - a mom driving her son to a roller rink - and injured her so badly that she can no longer work. Her son, who blamed himself, required psychiatric care and still fears car travel. And we all know this could have been much, much worse.
But somehow, even though we all know how terrible drunk driving can be, many, many people still get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. If you live in the Poconos, then driving for a half hour or an hour to get where you're going is quite common. Someone having a couple beers and then driving those windy, poorly lit country roads - dangerous as it is - is something that happens every day.
If you have made the mistake of driving under the influence of alcohol in the Pocono Mountains, then you need a Poconos DUI lawyer to help you sort through the consequences of your decision.
A Poconos DUI attorney from Rogan Law can help you understand your legal rights and can provide you with a strong, effective defense, even if a breath or blood analysis showed that your blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit.
Contact Rogan Law today for a free consultation.