I have some legal advice that I am quite comfortable putting forth as sound: Do not go to court drunk. Nothing good can come of it, especially if you have been court ordered to refrain from alcohol use in order to regain custody of your child. I witnessed this recently in a courtroom that shall remain anonymous and I suspect the week in jail the intoxicated parent received will be a sobering experience – at least temporarily. By the way, drinking several mixed drinks the night before your court date will still leave your very intoxicated that next morning.
I also learned that Fayette County courts have portable breathalyzers readily available right there in the courtroom. Now that’s judicial efficiency!