Holiday Parties; Enjoy but be cautious!

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The holiday time of year is upon us, and I am sure you have received a good number of invitations to Holiday Parties. This is a joyous time of year with Christmas, Chanukkah, and the general excitement that the month of December brings to most of us. This time of year, albeit joyful, brings with it a special set of responsibilities. Let’s face it most Holiday Parties involve alcohol. While we all see the signs on the highways, listen to the radio announcement and view the considerable television ads regarding refraining from driving while intoxicated so many individuals do not heed the warning.

It is never advisable to drink and drive. Please be mindful of the serious consequences that even a first offense of Driving under the Influence can cause. Being dropped from your insurance and having to pay fines may be the least of your worries; the possibility of being the cause of killing someone is a tragedy no one wants to live with. Loss of your driving privileges and an entire host of other consequences can arise after one simple miscalculation; that being driving while impaired. The financial consequences can be considerable especially when you contrast these with what may have amounted to a $20 or $30 cab ride. Remember that in Orlando we are very fortunate to have Uber, Lyft and reputable taxi cab companies who can all arrange your travel home if you indulge more than you should. I strongly encourage you to use these services and do not take the risk of driving after drinking. It simply is not worth it. Another key consideration is that law enforcement steps up patrols and strongly increases its presence on local roads during the Holidays. While it is never advisable to drive while impaired the increase in the volume of law enforcement personnel increases the probability of arrest if you make an irresponsible decision and get behind the wheel during this time of year.

Keep in mind that we all make mistakes and that is why we at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates are here to help. If you were arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence please contact us today. This is not a process that you should ever attempt to navigate on your own and hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you is paramount to successfully resolving this matter in the most appropriate fashion.

For more information on DUI defense please contact the law firm of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates for a complimentary consultation with an attorney. Enjoy your holiday, be responsible and have the happiest of New Years.

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