As a college student in California, you spend most of your time attending classes and completing assignments. You may even have a part- or full-time job at the same time. Long hours of homework, the pressure to do well and financial troubles may cause you a lot of stress.
One way that you may relax is by hanging out with friends or going to parties. You may drink alcohol to loosen up. While there is nothing wrong with this if you are of age, you may make some mistakes while you are drunk. In fact, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says that there is a higher rate of DUI incidences among college students than noncollege peers. If you face drunk driving charges, you have more than a criminal record and fines to worry about. A DUI conviction may also put your education aspirations in jeopardy.