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.