SAFE TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Holiday parties can go from “merry” and “festive” to troubled and miserable if you are one minute celebrating Christmas or the New Year, then the next stopped for a DUI. Arizona police are especially on the look-out for impaired drivers during the holiday season. With office parties, family gatherings, new year celebrations, and more people traveling on the roads, what seems to have been a harmful couple glasses of wine or egg-nog could land you in tent city. Arizona DUI laws are harsh, and so are the consequences for being charged for a DUI.
It is important to retain an adept and experienced criminal defense attorney to fight your DUI charge. A legal advocate can make sure that there are no unjustified charges or constitutional rights violations, and can build a defense that may lead to a dismissal, acquittal, or best favorable outcome for your case. My AZ Lawyers DUI defense attorney can challenge evidence brought to the court, and will investigate every step of the case — before, during, and after the arrest. My AZ Lawyers will examine the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop or checkpoint: did the police follow proper procedure? Did the police have reasonable suspicion? Often times charges can be dismissed or evidence may be tossed out if a lawyer who is experienced in handling Arizona DUIs scrutinizes the case. Any mistakes made by police or DUI testing can result in a motion to suppress evidence, sometimes leading to charges being dismissed.
My AZ Lawyers would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Holiday Season.
Tips to keep Your Holidays Celebrations and Travel Safe:
- Prepare for an alternative ride home if you plan on drinking ANYTHING at your get-together. If nothing else, call a taxi. The cost of taking a cab ride home, even at a great distance IS LESS EXPENSIVE than a DUI in Arizona!
- DO NOT let your friends, co-workers, or family members drink and drive.
- Drive defensively even if you have not been drinking: be aware that other drivers on the street may be impaired.
- Offer non-alcoholic beverages when hosting a party or entertaining guests.
- Don’t binge-drink: try only drinking one adult beverage per hour.
- Stay alert when traveling: get plenty of rest.
- Always obey traffic laws: know the speed limit, practice safe driving techniques.
- Do not text or use any other mobile devices or means of distraction while driving.