Driving Drunk During the Holidays

Driving Drunk During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the most critical times of the year for alcohol-related accidents. An increased number of special events and parties lead to increased alcohol consumption, which makes drunk driving more prevalent. Each year, over a hundred thousand drinking and driving arrests take place in California. In 2008, more than 400 arrests were made on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, in Los Angeles County alone.

If a police officer has reasonable grounds to believe that you driving under the influence, he/she may ask you to take a field sobriety test. Depending on their assessment of your level of intoxication, you could be arrested for driving under the influence. The financial costs of a DUI arrest can be substantial and not what you imagined for your holiday season.

As a criminal offense, you may face serious penalties such as:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges are serious. If you are charged with a DUI, it is advised to seek the help of a DUI lawyer. Your insurance rates may increase and your conviction may show up and stay on your criminal record, which could impact your future employment opportunities. A DUI lawyer focuses on your case and makes a difference in the outcome of your charge.

A DUI lawyer can also work with you to help you get a restricted driver's license after your DUI case. A restricted driver's license, also known as a work license, hardship license, or Cinderella license, is a limited use license. As permitted by court, it allows you to drive under limited conditions and restrictions, depending on the discretion of the judge. A restricted driver's license may allow you to drive to and from work, to and from school, to and from medical appointments, or to and from alcohol education counseling sessions.

If you or someone you know have been charged with a DUI, it is important to choose a defense lawyer who is dedicated to defending the case justly. DUI lawyers know the consequences of drunk driving and can help you save your drivers' license and even dismiss your DUI charge. Attorney Search Network can help you find an experienced lawyer today.

If you have any questions about the information provided above, please contact Attorney Search Network.

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