Eggnog, spiced wine, hard apple cider, spiked hot cocoa – you name
a festive spirit, and the holidays have it. Seems like you are going to
run into some alcoholic beverages at every holiday party you go to, whether
it is with friends, family, coworkers, or a mix. While there is nothing
wrong with partaking in the drinks in the spirit of the season, there
is something inherently dangerous with getting behind the wheel after
having a few too many. Not to mention it could be devastating for your
finances and future freedom!
If you are going to be doing some drinking over the holidays, keep these
three tips in mind to do your part in preventing DUIs:
A place to lay your head: Most party hosts will be happy to accommodate those who understand they
have had too much to drink and cannot safely drive home. Before the festivities
kick into full gear, ask your hosts if you can crash there for the night,
just in case. They will certainly appreciate your foresight.
No trouble with taxis: Even though taxis are a prevalent part of our culture, people often forget
they exist, especially when they need them the most. If you have a smartphone,
download a taxi service application – such as
Uber – now, making it much easier to get the ride you need later.
Designated drivers: This is a smart tip that is worth repeating, no matter the season. If you
are going to drink at a festive party, bring someone along with you who
will stay sober and do the driving.
On top of these tips, remember that alcohol can linger in your system longer
than you think. One beer or one strong shot takes about an hour to fully
metabolize, and it can have a multiplicative affect. For example, three
beers within a short amount of time could affect you for four or more
hours. Even if you think you are totally sober, a breathalyzer might reveal
otherwise, and you could be in for some trouble.
When You Need a Fighter in Your Corner
Suppose that you did your best to avoid driving while intoxicated but still
wind up arrested for a DUI this holiday season. What can you do? Fight
for your rights, of course!
Contact a Savannah DUI attorney from The Schneider Law Firm to retain the services of a group of respected
and highly-experienced lawyers you can trust, as evidenced by their dozens
client testimonials. Call
912-385-0854 today to
schedule your appointment.