Do you need a Holiday DUI Attorney? The number of arrests for DUI as well as alcohol-related traffic fatalities spikes every year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. According to one study, 16% of adults admitted to drinking more than normal during the holiday season. Additionally, many people who don’t normally imbibe find themselves enjoying the occasional glass of eggnog, champagne or mulled wine at holiday celebrations.
Since many people who don’t normally drink and thereby have a lower tolerance for alcohol often drink during the holidays, they can end up in the unfortunate situation of misjudging their ability to drive. Add this factor to increased traffic and occasionally hazardous road conditions, and the result is more drunk-driving stops, accidents and unfortunate injuries.
Florida law enforcement agencies step up their DUI enforcement efforts between November 24 th and January 1 st , with more checkpoints and officers patrolling for impaired drivers.
Obviously the best way to avoid a DUI this holiday season is to avoid drinking when you’ll be driving. Consider choosing a designated driver or taking a cab, Uber or Lyft home if you have a drink or two at a holiday party.
Those who believe they can have a few drinks and still drive safely should carefully monitor the number of drinks they consume or even consider carrying a portable breathalyzer to ensure they are not over the legal limit before getting behind the wheel.
Passengers should never get in the car with an impaired driver, even if the driver insists they’re “okay.” Additionally, even when your driver is totally sober, be sure to buckle up as you are likely to encounter other drivers on the road who are impaired.
The holidays are meant to be a joyous and wonderful time of year, and it’s our hope that a DUI or accident does not cast a shadow on yours.
However, if you find yourself facing DUI charges and in need of a Holiday DUI attorney, don’t wait to seek legal assistance, get in touch with our office today. Leading attorney Lourdes Casanova will negotiate with prosecutors for reduction or dismissal of your DUI charge.
Call 561-236-5340 today or fill out our online form. A lawyer can evaluate your situation and plan the best strategy. We represent individuals in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Stuart, and all of South Florida.