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Don't let a drunk driving charge ruin the winter holidays

Have you made any plans for the winter holidays yet? If you have, make sure you are making plans for getting home safely after you have a few drinks at the parties. It is imperative that you do this for each event you are invited to because nothing will put a damper on the holiday season like having to face criminal charges.

Of course, even the best laid plans can change. There might be a time when you aren't able to find a ride home. Your only option might be to try to make it home yourself. This is a dangerous prospect because you might not be able to safely drive. Plus, you might be pulled over by police officers if they suspect you are driving drunk. In truth, you might just be tired and not even drunk, but you might be pulled over anyway.

If you are stopped for drunk driving, you need to keep your wits about you. Remember that you do have rights that you can invoke. One of these is that you can refuse to speak to police until you have your lawyer present. When you are placed under arrest, you can invoke that right.

Throughout the criminal justice process, your rights will come up. We are here to help you be sure that nobody is violating those rights. If they do end up violating these rights, we can possibly use that information as a point in your defense.

When you are facing drunk driving charges, you are looking at time in jail, steep fines and impacts on your freedom. We understand that you might find all of this troubling, but we are here to help you learn your options for handling the drunk driving case.

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