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Do I Really Have A Drinking Problem If I Am Arrested For A DUI?

We have represented over 10,000 people accused of DUI over a 30 plus year period. This is a question we are asked by the vast majority of clients who discuss their DUI case with our law firm. The State Bar of California has developed a 20 question list that is a very wise way to help you determine if you (or someone you love) may have a drinking problem. Please find this 20 question list below. Take a few moments to answer each of the questions and then you will be in a better position to be able to evaluate the status of your “drinking” health.

1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking/using?
2. Is drinking/using making your home life unhappy?
3. Do you drink/use because you are shy with other people?
4. Is drinking/using affecting your reputation?
5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking/using?
6. Have you had financial difficulties as a result of drinking/using?
7. Do you turn to inferior companions and environments when drinking/using?
8. Does your drinking/using make you careless of your family’s welfare?
9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking/using?
10. Do you crave a drink/drug at a definite time of day?
11. Do you want a drink/drug the next morning?
12. Does drinking/using cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking/using?
14. Is drinking/using jeopardizing your job or business?
15. Do you drink/use to escape worries or trouble?
16. Do you drink/use alone?
17. Have you ever had a loss of memory as a result of drinking/using?
18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking/using?
19. Do you drink/use to build up self-confidence?
20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution (jail, etc.) because of drinking/using?

If you answered YES to any one of these questions, there is a DEFINITE WARNING that you have a problem with alcohol/drugs.

If you answered YES to any two of these questions, the CHANCES ARE that you have a problem with alcohol/drugs.

If you answered YES to three or more of these questions, you DEFINITELY have a problem with alcohol/drugs.

At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have been in practice for over 30 years and will always be there for you when you have a legal question or legal problem. Our only concern is that our clients do not get arrested for offenses related to abuse of alcohol or drugs. Call us for a free consultation, 888-280-6839. We will be there when you call.

About Wallin & Klarich


Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.