You arrive at a venue or party with every intention of remaining 100% sober, but you are somehow convinced that just one drink won’t hurt. Another common mistake is the idea that a few drinks along with a meal will keep you under the limit. Some even think that pacing themselves will help. However, the fact of the matter is that it’s just not worth the risk. A DUI (driving under the influence) can have immediate and long-term effects. After dealing with things like fines, your license suspension, and similar penalties, you will need to prepare yourself for the following.