According to statistics in 2005, alcohol is still the most commonly abused substance in the US. Numbers show that the so-called abusers of this substance are getting younger with teenagers aged 12 years being the youngest age group engaged in binging as compared to the 14 and 15-year-old bingers in the past.
While the statistics show a dire picture, people should not lose hope because there are many avenues for help available nowadays. For example, school counseling addressed to eliminate alcohol abuse is one possible option. Another is entering small counseling groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). In some cases, some may also want to enter a rehabilitation facility to overcome their addiction.
Sadly as people are about to get help, DUI (driving under the influence) cases may already catch up with them especially in places like Los Angeles where there are strict DUI regulations. If you plan to enter into a facility to correct your alcohol addiction, here are some tips to find a DUI attorney in LA who can help you:
Ask for a DUI attorney. Los Angeles police will read you the Miranda warning; this warning stipulates that you have the right to an attorney, so make sure you ask for one. If possible, ask for an attorney immediately upon your arrest and do not speak with the police or any other authority without legal representation.
Get recommendations for a DUI attorney. Los Angeles is a big state to begin an office-to-office search even if you are out on bail so a friends recommendation will cut your search time significantly. If you are considering this step make sure to ask your friend for the lawyers contact numbers before walking into the lawyers office.
Listen carefully to your DUI attorney. Los Angeles lawyers may be able to arrange probation or counseling options if this is your first arrest but you first have to listen to what the lawyer has to say about your cases standing. Consider his or her advice carefully before making the decision to either go for a reduced sentence or carry on the legal battle in court.
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