Celebrating with family and friends during the holidays is certainly a wonderful way to spend the season. But the period around Christmas and New Year’s is one of the busiest for any DUI lawyer. If you’re not careful, you could be spending the holidays without a license – or behind bars. Here at the Curry Law Firm, we want your holidays to be full of peace and joy, not a criminal charge. Here are some common sense tips on how to avoid a DUI during the holidays.

Most importantly: Don’t drink and drive

The only guaranteed way to avoid a DUI charge is to not drink and drive in the first place. Understand your state’s laws and punishments regarding drunk driving offenses. However, any amount of alcohol in your system could put you at risk.

Get a ride with a sober driver

If you can’t stay over at your host’s after the party, ask a sober friend if you can grab a ride home. In fact, it’s best to go to a party with someone who plans to be a designated driver for others. If you didn’t make a plan in advance, call a cab or ridesharing service. Every cent spent on a taxi is worth it when it comes to everyone’s safety.

Pulled over? Be respectful and cooperative

If you are pulled over by law enforcement and questioned about drinking, don’t be difficult. Your attitude and cooperation will be among the first things any police officer notices.

If you need to speak with a DUI lawyer about a holiday charge, The Curry Law Firm is here to provide you with the help you need.