Friday night! One of my favorite nights of the week. Date night. A chance to unwind, a chance to catch up with my wife. An opportunity to relax over dinner…and a couple of drinks.

Therein lies the potential problem. After a particularly difficult week I look forward to going to my favorite eating/drinking establishment. As we walk in the bartender, who is a friend of ours, begins to make our drinks: Vesper Martini’s…glass filled to the brim.

What if, in a moment of exuberance, we order one more? Or perhaps we order a glass of wine. Then after dinner, drive home.

What if, I was a little too tired and a little too tipsy?

What if, in my rear view mirror I see the dreaded flashing blue lights.

What if…what if my nightmare comes true?

One night after dinner we were pulled over at a drunk driving checkpoint. Thankfully, that was not a martini night. But…what if…?

If the unthinkable happens DO NOT PANIC. It is not the end of the world as you know it. As you now see, the MA drunk driving laws are complex. Complexity cuts both ways. If you are pulled over and subsequently charged…get a lawyer…right away! You have no time to waste, but you do have time to respond to a charge with competent legal counsel. This is, perhaps the most important thing you can do.

What ifs sometimes happen. When they do…be prepared!