St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday that is celebrated in locations
all over the world, including in Savannah, Georgia. In fact, St. Patrick's
Day is considered the "biggest celebration of the year" here,
according to the city's website.
While you are clad in green and helping celebrate with the common holiday
traditions, you should be aware that law enforcement officers are standing
by. As you head to your neighbor's party or your local bar, keep in
mind that law enforcement will be relentless in its pursuit of drunk drivers
during St. Patrick's Day. With even just a first-time DUI offense,
you can suffer substantial penalties, including fines, time in jail, and
the loss of your license. The weight of a DUI conviction is never worth
a night of fun and celebration.
Tips to Avoid a DUI this St. Patrick's Day
The Schneider Law Firm wants everyone to enjoy their St. Patrick's
Day celebration while avoiding a DUI. Whether you are a long-time resident
of Savannah or are visiting for the celebration, we want to provide you
with the information that you need to help you keep your celebration going
strong and not end behind bars.
Take heed to the tips below to avoid a DUI:
- Select a designated driver – Choose someone who is reliable and will
not decide to be the "designated drunk driver" instead
- Do not drink on an empty stomach – Make sure to eat enough corned
beef and cabbage if you choose to drink multiple Guinness
- Check your license plate, break lights, and headlights – Do not give
police officers an easy reason to pull you over
- If you get stopped by law enforcement, do not offer evidence that you have
In the case that you are arrested for DUI during any St. Patrick's
Day celebration that you attend,
contact our Savannah criminal defense lawyer at The Schneider Law Firm by calling (912) 385-0854!