If you are planning on drinking this holiday season, you will want to make sure you have a designated driver or an alternate form of transportation.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office will be staging a checkpoint looking out for impaired and intoxicated motorists this Friday in Deerfield Beach.
The checkpoint will be located at 380 S. Federal Highway, from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Saturday.
DUI arrests in south Florida during the holidays are more frequent than any other time of the year due to the fact that more people tend to consume alcohol around this time of year. That is why local law enforcement agencies set up sobriety checkpoints at various locations in the hopes of catching drunk drivers.
The best way to avoid being arrested for a DUI over the holidays is to avoid drinking and driving. Many people attending holiday parties think that consuming one or two alcoholic beverages does not mean they are under the influence. However, they could still be arrested for driving under the influence if stopped at a DUI checkpoint or during a routine traffic stop, which could have devastating consequences such as a driver’s license suspension, job loss or jail time. Keep in mind that a person arrested for DUI has many options that can result in a successful outcome, so it is vital to contact a DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible after an arrest.
Even with proper planning and good intentions, sometimes mistakes can happen. When a poor decision results in driving under the influence charges, don’t make another mistake by taking on the criminal justice system alone. Whether you are stopped at a DUI or sobriety checkpoint during the holidays or arrested for DUI during a routine traffic stop, there are numerous defenses that can be applied to most DUI cases that can possibly result in charges being reduced or dismissed. If you or a loved one has been accused of driving drunk, please do not hesitate to contact a South Florida DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton online or call 561-367-8777. We will be available over the holidays 24/7 – you can dial us anytime statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.