Being a criminal justice major, I have to say....that the law is the law...and in this circumstance, it should not be broken. You could have killed someone, and now you must live with the consequences. Perhaps you are being treated like a criminal, because technically, you are.
The entire US population is aware that the legal drinking age is 21. You should have thought about the possible outcomes of your decision to drink (and drive), and the problems that it could cause you.
I would not recommend driving any longer. When you are caught, it will go on your record. Employers check records, and most often ask you to list any criminal activity on an application. So it can affect you in more ways then being fined and thrown in the slammer. And, yes, chances are that you would have your license suspended for a longer period.
If you get caught, you don't have a very good chance at getting out of it. Nobody is forcing you to drive. You wake up everyday knowing that you are going to break the law. Therefore, should you have to go to court, you cannot claim necessity, because the mens rea (intent) is there.
And as for the "updated info"....Some of the responses are harsh, and uncalled for. But some, like myself are being honest. You do not HAVE to party...nobody made you do it. It doesn't matter where you live, you still did it. You don't have to be drunk to get a DUI, and any bit of alcohol impares your reaction time. Stop trying to justify your wrong doing. You have to accept the consequences.
Criminal Justice Student....with good grades. :)
· 1 decade ago