With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many people are planning their celebrations, dinners, and party events! While some are planning to spend the night in with the kids, others are planning to enjoy some cocktails while waiting for the famous ball to drop once the clock hits 12AM. If the latter sounds like your kind of night, consider the tips listed below to avoid a DUI arrest on New Year’s Eve or Day:
1. Travel with a Group of Friends and Designate a Driver
Designating a sober driver when planning to ride to an event with group of friends can ensure safety for you and your other friends.
2. Contact a Parent, Friend, or Family Member to Pick You Up After the Celebration
Whether you live one mile from the party location or 20 miles from the celebration, calling a loved one to pick you up after you have been drinking can save your life and your record.
3. Stay the Night at a Friend’s House
If the New Year’s celebration is at a friend’s house, it may be wise to spend the night and drive home when you are sober the next day. This way, you will not have to worry about driving home after consuming alcoholic beverages.
4. Call AAA for a “Tow to Go.”
On New Year’s Eve, AAA will tow your car and deliver you home safely at any time of night. By taking advantage of this offer, you can prevent a DUI arrest.
Accused of Impaired Driving? Get the Representation You Need
New Year’s Eve is a great night for good company and a fun time. During these celebrations, however, it is important to make responsible decisions. At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, we are backed by years of experience fighting for the rights and futures of the accused. That is why we know that many law enforcement officers can grow overzealous during the holiday season, leaving innocent persons at risk for heavy fines and serious penalties.
If you are arrested on New Year’s Eve or at any other time, contact our Atlanta DUI defense attorneys immediately! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!