GAINESVILLE DRUNK DRIVING ATTORNEYS
November is in full swing and many will be getting ready to celebrate the holiday season with friends, family, and a few adult beverages. It is not uncommon to have a few drinks during a family meal or office party, but be careful, state and local law enforcement will be watching and ready to stop intoxicated drivers. DUIs can put a real damper on the holiday spirit and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees that will really hurt your holiday budget. Here are a few tips to help you survive without the headaches.
- Know your limits. Obviously, not drinking alcohol at all is the only way to avoid a DUI. If you do choose to drink, please find a designated driver who does not drink to give you a ride home. Two glasses of wine might be ok, but body weight, temperament and tolerance always play a factor in both your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
- Stay overnight. The best way to truly enjoy a good holiday party is to not go home. Yes, this may be an inconvenience to your family or friends, but most loved ones would rather you spend a night on their sofa than a night in jail. If you suspect you might be drinking at a party, bring a change of clothes or an overnight bag just in case.
- Know your rights. If you choose to ignore all the good advice up to this point and find yourself pulled over by Law Enforcement after you have been drinking, be familiar with your state and local laws. Do not say anything to the officer that you might regret and contact an attorney immediately. The Law Offices of Massey & Duffy will be open throughout the holidays and are able to assist you with your case. You may contact our office by phone (352) 505-8900 during our normal business hours or by email [email protected], 24 hours a day.
The attorneys and staff of Massey & Duffy, PLLC want to wish you a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season!