5 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Season DUI

Christmas! Kwanza! Hanukkah! One of the most celebrated months of the year is finally here. Because of the various celebrations, many people will be spending much of their weekends attending holiday festivities, visiting with old friends, coworkers, and other loved ones. During these parties, many hosts and companies will supply alcoholic beverages for guests to enjoy.

Additionally, many law enforcement teams recognize the holiday season as one that is dense with people driving under the influence. For this reason, law enforcement agencies will increase efforts to stop drunk drivers by providing the following:

  • Increase the amount of checkpoints
  • Expedite field sobriety test processes
  • Increase the amount of officer patrolling the roads

If you plan to attend a holiday celebration and consume alcohol, consider the following safety tips we have provided below. They can be the difference between a safe trip home and a night in jail.

  1. Contact a cab or Uber driver to deliver you home safely,

  2. If the celebration is at a house, arrange to stay the night at the place of your celebration.

  3. Book a hotel room within walking distance of the party venue.

  4. Call a friend or parent to pick you up and drop you off.

  5. Select a designated driver who will remain sober and deliver you home.

Have You Been Arrested for Driving Under the Influence?

If you have been arrested for a DUI offense, it is in your best interest to contact aggressive legal representation right away. Your future is at risk for serious damage and harsh consequences. At Lessem & Newstat, LLP, our Ventura DUI defense lawyers can provide you with fearless legal advocacy to protect you from excessive fines, long prison sentences, and a negatively affected future. When you become our client, we will put a relentless team on your side of the courtroom and do everything in our power to protect your rights.

For your free consultation, call our Ventura DUI defense attorneys today. We are backed with years of experience.