Public Service announcement
Since I've had no time to party I may as well talk about drinking and driving.
I know the penalties are lower in other states, but being caught drinking and driving is awful. You'll have to go to jail for a few days, and to to court appointed meetings all the time.
Luckily, this county lets me keep it off my record assuming that I pass this year long ordeal of probation, and alcohol classes.
I was gonna post a picture of my breathalyzer, but the server isn't letting me...
Here's a little rundown if you want to keep a DWI off your record in select counties in TX:
Get a lawyer
Get monitoring equipment to make sure you are not consuming any controlled substances or alcohol; There's 3 options here as well. You can get a SCRAM; which is an ankle monitor that monitors your location and your sweat for the presence of any controlled substances and alcohol 24/7 or, either a breathalyzer with a camera on either your car or your person. This has to be serviced twice a month and you pay once a month for recalibration.
Attain a state offenders card
Attend Divert (this is the name of the program that will keep a DWI off your record) Orientation
Attend Divert Class
Attend "Alive at 25" (if your offense happened before the age of 25, which was my case)
Take a literacy exam
Take an alcoholism evaluation and attend AA if shown to have high potential of substance abuse (not my case)
Paying your probation officer.
To top it all off those are ONLY the monetary restrictions. As far as my calculations go this DWI is going to cost $6000 to keep off my record.
Also NEVER assume that just because you don't feel a buzz that you are not legally intoxicated, in my case I had 2 beers. I was driving fine, but I was caught in a speed trap. I passed my motor skills test, but I failed the breathalyzer.