I didn’t have that much alcohol so I can’t be convicted for DUI?

Actually, you can indeed by arrested and ultimately convicted for DUI for having a BAC under .08%. Your height, weight, metabolism, health, and even genetics all play a role in your innate ability to process alcohol. While one martini may barely faze a 250lb man, the same amount could put a 100lb woman well over the legal limit. There is no magic number. The safest course of action is: if you’ve been drinking, no matter how much, don’t drive.

If I’m not convicted, my driver’s license is safe.

Whether or not you are convicted of driving under the influence, your license may be suspended or revoked. The main difference between the two is the severity of punishment if you violate their terms. You must contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to request a hearing for your case.

DUI only applies to automobiles.

You can be convicted of unlawful drunk driving for operating a boat, car, or any other type of vehicle.

I don’t need an attorney.

It is absolutely your right to represent yourself at trial, but any seasoned professional will tell you that it is a risky proposition. You are going up against prosecutors who have spent years studying law and building up respect within the court system. By representing yourself, you are fighting an uphill battle on many levels. It’s not impossible, but why take such a big risk when an experienced DUI defense lawyer is just a phone call away?