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Can You Drink After A DUI Before Court Date?

Drinking alcohol while awaiting for your first court for a DUI charge can be risky. It could affect how well you perform in court, and it might also affect your ability to avoid jail time.

The Law Is Silent.

There's no law against drinking alcohol before your court date, if you have been only given a ticket. However, you may face consequences if you do so. For example, if you get arrested again, you will face harsher penalties.

It Depends On The Status Of Your Case

Depending on the status of your case, you may be able to drink alcohol before your court date. For example, if you've not bonded out, you would not have been ordered not to drink. If you've been ordered not to drink after your first court date, you may continue to drink until you have been placed on probation.

Know Your Rights.

If you have not been ordered not to drink and you do so, you could be given a lengthy jail sentence.

Don't Drink And Drive.

If you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you may wonder if you can still drive. While you may be able to drive after being charged, you may not be able to drive at all for a. one or two month period. in the future.

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