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3 myths about avoiding DUI charges

On Behalf of | Sep 18, 2022 | Criminal Law |

Many people talk about the law without really knowing what they’re talking about. Often, these stories fall down the grapevine and facts are tangled and distorted (if the stories were ever true to begin with) eventually creating myths that people live by.

Many myths revolve around drinking and driving and may give unhelpful information about dodging a driving under the influence charge (DUI). Here are a few myths you should avoid:

Myth #1: Coffee and a cold shower to sober up quick

Truth: Drinking coffee and taking a cold shower may make it seem like you’re more awake and aware, but the truth is that alcohol can still affect you. Drinking coffee won’t flush the alcohol out of your system, and a cold shower won’t do anything to your blood alcohol content (BAC).

Myth #2: Using gum to pass a breath test

Truth: Some people are convinced that if officers can’t smell alcohol, then they’ll pass a breath test, but this correlation may be anything but right. Hiding the smell of alcohol with gum, breath spray, mouthwash or perfume may increase the chances of failing a breath test. Many of these refreshers contain traces of alcohol and raise a BAC test.

Myth #3: You don’t need legal help for a DUI

Truth: It’s easy to convince yourself a DUI isn’t that bad. However, A DUI can cause major problems for someone’s record, cause fines and even jail time. You may need to reach out for legal help when defending your case against a DUI charge.