One thing that might really ruin your cheer this holiday season would be a DWI. Many people do get pulled over and subsequently arrested for drinking and driving when leaving holiday parties and other events during the holiday season, and if you don't want this to happen to you, try these things that can make you less likely to get a DWI.
1. Enjoy Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages
Of course, just enjoying the meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages and avoiding any alcoholic drinks at any parties you attend will help you avoid legal trouble.
Driving under the influence is an offense in every state in the United States. You can be charged and found guilty of an offense if you're found to be driving with a blood alcohol level that exceeds 0.08 percent. This limit has now been adopted in each of the 50 states, and it can be even lower for certain drivers, e.g. commercial drivers.
However, the charges and the punishments associated with DUIs vary from one state to the next.
Were you convicted of criminal charges as your youth? Are those convictions limiting your ability to lead a productive and healthy life as an adult? Many people make regrettable mistakes when they're young. Unfortunately, sometimes those mistakes can have long-lasting consequences. A conviction of a crime as a juvenile could hurt your chances of getting into college, obtaining a job, or even volunteering in your community.
Fortunately, you may have the option of having your juvenile convictions expunged.
Drunk driving is a major crime because driving under the influence of alcohol makes you an impaired driver. Your risk of injuring yourself or others when you are intoxicated behind the wheel is greatly increased with alcohol in your system.
This is why when you get pulled over for drunk driving, the court system imposes hefty fines and other punishments. If you've been arrested for a DUI, you need a lawyer to help you with your legal case.
Domestic violence is sadly more common than most people realize. It can leave a lasting impression on victims of this type of abuse. If you ever find yourself a victim of domestic violence, it's in your best interest to hire an attorney as soon as you can so that you can fully protect yourself and get legal guidance. An attorney can help make the stressful and upsetting situation a little less difficult.