You got involved in a serious Glendale DUI accident.
You survived the event. Not everyone who drives DUI in Glendale does. But even if your event involved no injuries and/or vehicle damage, you’re frightened about your future, your freedom, your reputation, your license, whether or not you will have to serve jail time, and on and on.
You keep churning over different scenarios in your head, each one more worrisome than the last. All you keep thinking about is “how much worse will this all get?”
In the abstract, no one can really say.
However, you have the ability — right now, while you are reading this article — to begin to reverse your negative fortunes and to start to rebuild. That’s not intended as Pollyannaish, ridiculous type of positive thinking. If your life is deeply troubled on many levels, you cannot “turn it around” overnight or by reading one inspirational passage. In fact, the quest for that kind of quick “cure all” for life’s problems is often at the root of so much destruction.
That said, you CAN immediately start to make incremental changes to your habits, behaviors, and beliefs that, over long swaths of time, will lead you to better places.
Here’s a good analogy. Imagine that your “elevation above sea level” is equivalent to your “emotional state.” So if you stand in Death Valley or the Dead Sea, you are “emotionally low.” If you stand on top of a mountain, you are “emotionally joyful.”
When you’re standing in Death Valley, you can’t get to Mount Everest by making one giant leap. You make incremental progress towards higher land. Instead of trying to jump to the top of a mountain, you just start to walk in the direction of the peak and focus on the individual steps you need to take to get there.
Success in many different endeavors — including Glendale DUI defense — is a lot like that.
When you start to make “good” decisions, find the right mentors, and engage in purposeful and positive action, over time, your odds of success increase. They are obviously not guaranteed. You can do everything right and still wind up, by some kind of fluke, suffering a lot. Conversely, you can, by random chance, get lucky.
That’s why there is no such thing as a “cure all” — because life and nature are irreducibly random at some level. But you can start making a conscious choice to walk towards the proverbial mountain:
• To consult with an experienced Glendale DUI defense attorney, like Michael Kraut of the Kraut Law Group;
• To go in for counseling to find out what’s at the root of why your life is so stressful on so many levels;
• To start to be kinder and more compassionate with yourself;
• To improve your eating and exercise habits and take better care of your body;
• And so on.
Call Attorney Kraut to deal with your Glendale DUI charges now.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Glendale or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.