Holiday weekends are often filled with a lot of fun, but could also be filled with problems if there's too much alcohol involved. A large number of people are arrested each year for DUI over long holiday weekends, partially due to parties going on and partially due to additional law enforcement on the roads. Those between the ages of 18 and 34 are most commonly arrested when it comes to driving under the influence, but no one who drinks and gets behind the wheel is immune.
Don't Be a Statistic
Making sure you or a loved one doesn't become a statistic is important, but so is knowing what to do if you are arrested for DUI. Being arrested can be upsetting and frightening. The more you remain calm and know what steps to take next, the easier things can be for you and the better chance you'll have of doing the right thing.
How to Avoid a DUI
There are some great ways to avoid a DUI year-round. Not drinking is one way, but that's not realistic for everyone. They want to have a drink and enjoy themselves, and sometimes that one drink turns into several drinks. If that's the case, they may end up accidentally consuming more alcohol than they intended. Many people who drink too much think they are still okay to drive, which can get them into trouble. Don't risk it. Instead, hand your keys over to a designated driver, arrange for a cab, or make sure you get a friend or family member to pick you up at a specific time. That way you won't be on the road after one too many drinks.
What To Do After an Arrest
If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving, you need to take steps to build a strong defense. A DUI can cost thousands of dollars, and if your license is suspended, it may also impact your job and put great strain on your professional and personal relationships. Because of that it is important to take steps to minimize the impact of an arrest. For most, the first step is to contact a criminal defense lawyer. Attorney Philip R. Nathe understands the importance of meeting a DUI charge head on. To learn how he may help you, contact him online or call him toll free at 888.583.6197.