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It's my first DUI - what should I do?

You watched the Super Bowl on the big-screen TV at a friend's house, and enjoyed a fantastic tailgate party. You had a few beers to offset the spicy wings, but when the game ended you felt perfectly fine to drive home, just a few miles away. Unfortunately, there was a DUI checkpoint on the way. A Breathalyzer test revealed that you were just barely above the legal limit at .081. So what happens now? First, don't panic. It happens. You probably feel guilty. While you made a mistake, nobody was injured - and you've learned that your idea of "how much is too much" was not quite right. According to BACtrack, a company that makes Breathalyzers that work with smartphones to monitor blood alcohol content (BAC), its users recorded an average BAC of .091 on Super Bowl Sunday. The only days that people drank more were New Year's Eve and St. Patrick's Day. Designating a driver for any event where there will be drinking-like a Super Bowl party-is always the right thing to do.Having learned that lesson, what else can you expect after receiving this charge, and how can you keep it from ruining the rest of the year? Here are five things you should know:

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