You should tell your lawyer everything that he needs to know, especially if you were really driving drunk. This will greatly help you win the case or at least lower the sentences.
DUI is serious business
The sentences can really be heavy, depending on the outcome of your actions. Usually the sentence is made a little lighter if you plead guilty; your lawyer knows what decision to make depending on the various state laws. He will be able to gauge the severity of your sentence and make attempts to lower it.
The Blood Alcohol Concentration at the time of your arrest is not always accurate so it can still be contested at court. A lower Blood Alcohol Concentration also usually indicates the severity of your actions especially if it is a non-injury case. A safety measure is to just calculate around 75% of the prescribed Blood Alcohol Concentration. Calculate this before you even think about drinking, it’s better to be safe than to be sorry.
You have to take the medicine you currently have into consideration as they can influence your behaviour and send you into an altered state of consciousness. Even if you have a low Blood Alcohol Concentration, the medicine might be able to amplify the effects of this.
Have a Designated Driver
It is best not to drive at all and just have a designated driver when you plan to drink, especially with friends. There are also services available that provide designated drivers. The cost of these would be cheaper compared to the legal fees and the stress that you would have to face.
Be calm under tests
(1) You should be aware of the kind of tests the police force does on suspected drunk drivers.
(2) Remain calm; understand and follow the instructions.
(3) Do not panic as it might affect your performance.
(4) Remember as much as you can when these tests are taking place.
Try to contend reasonably
(1) A police officer can’t make you stop without any probable causes, it is sometimes illegal for them to do so, and this can be used in court.
(2) Try to dispute the officer’s impression on you soundly.
(3) Your physical condition can be used to dispute the accuracy of the tests, especially if you were suffering from an injury at that time.