Forget the morality of it - as an attorney, I can explain to you the ugly consequences of drinking and driving. And the reality of it is that you really shouldn't do it. In the podcast, I explain why.

I've represented more than a few people who have been arrested for drinking and driving and the costs those clients have incurred went far beyond what they had to pay me. Most were shocked by how expensive it was - in money they paid out and the effect the conviction had on their lives.

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Here, in Lehto's Law XXVII I outline all of the negative ways the drunk driving conviction will impact your life. And I briefly talk about why these charges are so difficult to fight these days.

I hate to preach but this topic really does boil down to one sentence: Don't Drink and Drive. And here's why.

The pic at the top? That's the Vivant, something I stumbled upon at the Glenmoor Gathering. I took a ton of pics that day and that folder is the collection that keeps on giving.

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Steve Lehto is a writer and attorney and has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation.

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