12.24.2013

DUI Patrols During the Holidays

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

Christmas is a time to spend with friends and families. It’s also a time to attend annual Christmas parties — and that may involve drinking in places from where you’ll need to drive home. Christmas and most holidays are also a popular time for DUI patrols, so make sure you drive safely and don’t drive under the influence, this Christmas.

A DUI is not something you want as a present, this year, so take steps to ensure you don’t get pulled over this season. To avoid getting a DUI, make sure you sober up completely before driving, or designate a sober driver. In Las Vegas, there are laws that state that an officer can pull over anyone to check for impaired driving, no matter if the driver doesn’t seems to be under the influence or driving erratically.

This means that if you take the risk and try to drive drunk, you won’t immediately be protected if you seem to be driving safely. Also, as a driver in Las Vegas, you have already given permission for any officer to administer a sobriety or chemical test, and it’s illegal to refuse one. In fact, refusing a sobriety test is the best way for DUI charges to stick and cause you a heap of trouble.

If you are arrested for a DUI, the best thing you can do is contact a reliable and experienced criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas to defend you in court. However, avoid DUIs by simply making the responsible choice to not drive under the influence this holiday season, and spare yourself the headache, fees, and tarnished driving record.

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