Keeping New Year’s Eve DUI Free
New Year’s Eve is the second most likely night for people to receive a DUI charge. Only Thanksgiving sees more DUIs than New Year’s, and the accident rates soar during this time of year, according to official sources. However, it is important to remember that DUIs can happen at any time, and the same rules for keeping New Year’s Eve safe and DUI free apply throughout the year as well. A DUI conviction can have many life changing consequences including:
- Having an arrest record
- Incurring expensive fines
- Serving jail time
- Being placed on probation
- Being required to install an ignition interlock device
- Being forced to attend mandatory counseling or education classes
A DUI conviction has a serious impact on your life. It is much easier for you to avoid a DUI altogether than to deal with the consequences of such a charge.
What Can I Do To Avoid a DUI Charge?
There are no magic formulas to help you avoid a DUI. Common sense is the best weapon you have in the fight against a DUI charge, but sometimes a bit of knowledge about how the system works can also be beneficial. Here are some tips for avoiding DUI charges:
- Designated drivers do not get DUIs. It is a simple fact that a designated driver who consumes no alcohol is the best defense against a DUI charge. It is also the best way for you and your friends to stay safe when you are out enjoying the evening. You could also arrange for a cab or other transportation.
- The less said, the better. It is important not to talk too much to police officers when you are pulled over for any infraction. Police officers are trained to talk to you and get you to say things that can then be used as they build a case against you. While police officers are just doing their jobs, they are not your friends when you are pulled over and you should try to avoid talking to them too much, no matter how polite or nice they seem to be.
- Call an attorney. If you are charged with DUI, an experienced DUI attorney is your best bet for reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Contact the DUI attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group in Phoenix if you are arrested or booked on DUI charges. We will help you protect yourself to the greatest extent possible.