ALCOHOL ABUSE MAY BE RISING

Posted on: July 13, 2015 by in DUI
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Orange County DUI attorneyCalifornia Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

In the United States in 2015, the lives of nearly 33 million adults are impacted by alcohol abuse or addiction, and about 80 percent of those 33 million adults have never sought counseling or treatment. That’s one of several findings in a recent study published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The research also found that alcohol abuse may be rising in the United States. Whether or not you have a “problem” with alcohol use or abuse, when you’re charged with driving under the influence in southern California, you have a problem with the law. You can get help for the legal problem by contacting an experienced Orange County DUI attorney immediately after a DUI arrest.

The NIAAA researchers surveyed approximately 36,000 adults about their alcohol consumption. Four in ten adults said that in the last year, they had consumed five or more drinks at a time at least once. That’s up from three in ten a decade ago. It’s important for everyone to know that both public and private alcohol counseling and treatment programs are available in abundance in Orange County and throughout southern California.

Whether you merely have a social drink with friends, or you drink somewhat more frequently, if you’re accused of DUI in Orange County under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), you’ll need high-quality legal advice and representation at once. Along with DUI counseling and classes, a sentence for a DUI conviction can also include time in jail, a fine from $390 to $1,000, a suspension of your driver’s license, and harsh terms of probation. Pleading guilty to a first-time DUI may seem like the quick and expedient thing to do; don’t do it. If you’re arrested for DUI, don’t try to be your own attorney, and don’t plead guilty. Instead, fight the charge with the help of an experienced Orange County DUI attorney.

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