Avoid DWI Arrest During the Holidays
The holiday season presents plenty of opportunity for celebration. However, the sharp increase in social drinking that occurs between Halloween and the New Year also escalates your risk of drinking too much, driving while drunk or buzzed, and being arrested and charged with DWI. To help keep your holiday cheer from being dampened by drunk driving charges, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you avoid a DUI arrest this holiday season:
- Don’t drink and drive. This is the most obvious and well-known way to prevent getting a DUI, but it’s worth noting. Even if you are below the legal limit, you are still susceptible to the depressant effects of alcohol, including inhibited judgement, diminished reflexes, and slackened decision-making ability, all of which make you a danger to yourself and others on the roadway.
- “Know thyself.” For your wellbeing and the safety of other drivers, know your limits. Be honest about how much alcohol is too much and how much it takes for you to become intoxicated. If you know your own personal limits, you will be less likely to attempt to keep up with others in terms of speed and amount of alcohol consumption when attending holiday parties, family get-togethers, etc.
- Always have a backup driver. If you’re planning to drink a lot or fear that you may drink too much, it never hurts to have a backup plan for getting home. Don’t set yourself up to be intoxicated with no safe means of getting home. Always be sure your designated driver is aware they are responsible for getting you home safely and limiting their own alcohol consumption.
If you are facing DWI charges, let our team of experienced Dallas DWI defense lawyers help you get the best possible outcome. A DWI takes a heavy toll on your personal life, no matter the season, and we are equipped and ready to help you work toward obtaining the best possible outcome in your case.