As you may know, St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. This
means that you may soon be partaking in some of the holiday's most
coveted traditions: wearing green, whipping up a plate of corned beef
and cabbage and, of course, drinking. While there is nothing wrong with
hitting up your local bar for a glass of Guinness, it is important to
understand that law enforcement agencies throughout the country have already
started mapping out the most effective ways to catch drunk drivers. For
this reason, we encourage you to exercise caution when it comes to getting
behind the wheel.
As with any holiday, there will be an increased number of drunk drivers
out on the road. In fact, more than one-third of all accidents that took
place on March 17, 2009 were attributed to
DUI. Of these accidents, nearly 50 people were killed and a great deal more
were arrested. For this reason, it may be in your best interest to ensure
that you have a designated driver on call. Apart from the obvious risks
associated with drunk driving, an arrest of this nature could also have
devastating consequences. Not only could it land you in jail, but it could
cost you upwards of $5,000 when all is said and done.
Between the fines, attorney's fees and increased insurance premiums,
a night of fun will never outweigh the cost of a DUI conviction; however,
mistakes can, and do, happen. If you are ever arrested for suspected drunk
driving, it is imperative that you get in touch with a Savannah DUI attorney
from The Schneider Law Firm as soon as possible. Our firm understands
just how devastating the ramifications of a DUI conviction can be, so
you can trust that we will do whatever it takes to protect your rights,
your freedom and your future.
Call our office today at (912) 385-0854 to learn more.