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How to avoid a DUI over the holidays 

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2023 | Criminal Defense

It’s now officially the holiday season and it’s an exciting time. People are looking forward to a break from work and spending time with friends and family. For many, the holiday season involves having a few drinks. Nonetheless, for law enforcement, the holidays mean a clamp down on drunk driving. 

A DUI charge has the potential to ruin the holidays completely, but much more than that, it can have a lasting impact on a person’s life. Here are a few tips on how to avoid this situation. 

Book a room 

Hotels can be expensive, especially during the holiday season, but a room is nowhere near as expensive as the fines associated with DUI and the cost of potentially losing employment. If a hotel room is not affordable or practical, stay with a friend who’s within a short distance of whatever venue you are drinking in. 

Have a designated driver 

The designated driver system has become quite popular in recent years, especially as a means of preventing DUIs. It involves nominating a driver who refrains from drinking alcohol. The purpose of this is so that everyone can get home safely and without facing legal penalties. 

It doesn’t have to be the same person every time. A lot of friends and family members take it in turns so that nobody constantly feels left out. 

These are just two ways to reduce the chances of DUI charges. Remember, just because you have been charged doesn’t mean you are guilty. There are numerous defenses to DUI charges. Seek legal guidance if you have been accused of any criminal offense.