A DUI charge is a serious matter. It can have a devastating effect on your life if it results in a conviction. Besides having to deal with jail time, fines and an interlock ignition device on your vehicle, you risk the effects it can have on your career, relationships, finances and other aspects of your life.
You may not realize it, but it is possible for you to get charged with DUI even if you are not driving your car. If an officer walks up to you while you are sitting behind the wheel in your vehicle and smells alcohol on your breath, she or he has the right to detain you based on suspicion of intoxicated driving.
For many people, a DUI stop and arrest is many things: It is terrifying (it is often a first encounter with law enforcement), it is stressful and it can also be deeply embarrassing.