The holidays are a fun time of the year for spending time with family and friends and making great memories. Often, holiday get-togethers will involve alcohol, and unfortunately, there are some people who will choose to get behind the wheel and drive after a holiday party. Indeed, the holiday season spanning between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is a busy time of year for DUI enforcement.
If you plan on drinking alcohol at holiday parties, make sure you designate a driver before you begin drinking. Alternatively, make plans to stay with friends or family instead of trying to drive home. Even trying to “sleep it off” in the car is a bad idea – you can still be charged with DUI even if the vehicle isn’t moving! Anything resembling drinking and driving can incriminate you if you are not careful.
Not only should you be mindful of how much alcohol you consume, but you should also avoid driving even if you’ve only had one or two drinks. It is not uncommon for a person to be charged with DUI after only one or two drinks because they don’t realize just how little it takes to go over the legal limit. If convicted of DUI, that one drink could end up costing you your driver's license and your freedom!
No one wants to leave a fun holiday party at night and have to face the legal system in the morning. Don’t risk ruining your holiday with a DUI – it’s not worth it!
We hope that you don’t need us, but if you do find yourself under investigation for DUI this holiday season, contact an Atlanta DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. as soon as possible. Mr. Weintraub is ready to aggressively defend you against your charges and has been helping people just like you since 1985. Whether you have submitted to or refused chemical testing, our firm is prepared to review your case and help you determine your options.
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