How can I prevent my underage child from receiving a Columbia, MD DUI?

Unfortunately, you can’t totally ensure your that child will never receive a Columbia, MD DUI. Everyone makes mistakes and even the best children often succumb to peer pressure and other factors that make them go against their better judgments. However, you can lessen the chances of your child receiving such charges by implementing a few techniques.

Set the Right Example

Children do what they know. If they’ve grown up watching you have a few alcoholic beverages, then getting behind the wheel, the likely won’t realize that what they are doing is wrong when they perform the same action. Instead, always drive sober. Setting the right example could prevent your child from receiving a Columbia, MD DUI.

Keep Tabs

Your life is probably busy, between work and taking care of your family. However, you can’t let your life get in the way of your biggest responsibility – your child’s safety. Always keep tabs on where he is, who he is going with and what he is doing. You may feel you are being overbearing or are going overboard, but all of these actions could prevent him from receiving Maryland drunk driving charges.

Conduct Tests

If you suspect your underage child is drinking, you have the option of conducting an at-home test to determine if there is, in fact, alcohol in your child’s system. Pick up a test at a drug store and know for sure whether or not your suspicions are correct. Your child may be upset, but you can rest easier knowing whether or not your fears are founded.

Facing a Columbia, MD DUI is a frightening situation, for any age. Going through the process alone is even scarier. Fortunately, you and your child don’t have to go through this by yourselves. A lawyer from Jimeno & Gray, P.A., has helped others like you and can tell you how to make things better.

Give us a call at (410) 590-9401 to discuss what we can do for you. Request your free copy of the book The ABCs of DWIs in Maryland, written by attorney Gregory Jimeno, when you call.

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