15 Feb A DUI may signify a bigger problem
On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, February 5, 2016.
While being pulled over and charged with driving while under the influence is not in of itself indicative of having a problem with alcohol, it is the kind of event that may make you consider the possibility. Alcoholism is sometimes referred to as being “cunning, baffling and powerful,” so much so that sometimes a person may not even be aware that he or she is suffering from its symptoms.
But if you have begun wondering if you have a problem with alcohol, you may want to make a careful self-assessment. The following are some signs that alcohol may have become a concern in your life:
- Your friends and family have concerns regarding your drinking.
- Your drinking has caused problems at school or work. For instance, you sometimes just don’t go, or you have trouble arriving on time.
- Your drinking has led to being injured or injuring someone else.
- You drink in spite of having health issues that could be exacerbated by alcohol.
- You take dangerous risks, such as drinking and driving.
If you are experiencing any of these signs in combination with being arrested for DUI, you may possibly be suffering from alcohol addiction. And the fact is, a DUI conviction can create overwhelming circumstances for anyone who is contending with such a serious personal issue.
But you may find that an experienced defense attorney could help you through this rough patch of your life. The attorney could assess your case and may be able to help you get into a treatment or counseling program.
By proactively addressing your issues, you not only will be taking positive steps to improve your life, but you will also be able to demonstrate to the court that you are aware of your problem. The court could look upon your actions favorably during plea negotiations.