Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and thankfully, it’s looking a little more normal than last year’s. Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather, celebrate, and indulge until your pants no longer button. While most families’ menus consist of turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie, many also have an extensive alcoholic beverage assortment. How else can you make it through a whole day of political table talk and arguing over who gets dish duty?
While you may have the federal holiday off, law enforcement does not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that the weekend surrounding Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous holidays to be on the road, as people are more likely to have been heavily drinking. This leads an increase in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests as law enforcement makes a greater effort to look for signs of drunk driving.
At Rosenquist Law Office, we want to encourage everyone traveling for Thanksgiving this year to make an action plan for a safe and enjoyable weekend. This includes planning ahead if you are going to consume alcohol and knowing your limits. If you do choose to engage in drinking, have a safe option available to get home. This can include having a designated driver or calling a taxi or using a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft. At the end of the night when it’s time to go home, it may seem inconvenient to find a ride, but what’s even more inconvenient is spending the weekend in jail, paying heavy fines, and potentially losing your right to drive.
At the end of the day, people make mistakes. If you or someone you know is arrested, we are here to help. DUIs are serious charges that can have substantial consequences if convicted. These are not standard traffic violations where you pay a $20 fine and get a slap on the wrist. Hiring an attorney that has expertise in DUI law can help you achieve the best results possible. Criminal Defense attorneys have handled these cases before and understand what it takes. They can bring forward facts and defenses that may lead to reduced or dropped charges.
If you are looking at DUI charges, having an experienced criminal defense attorney at your side can make all the difference. Contact Rosenquist Law Office by phone: 701.775.0654 or by email: email@example.com to set up a free consultation.
*The information contained in this article and on this website is for informational purposes only. This information is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as so.
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