March 18, 2015
Spring Break Safety
Students spend weeks anticipating Spring Break. Unfortunately, Spring Break fun sometimes leads to a DUI. Being charged with a DUI, being a minor in possession or public intoxication can lead to serious consequences. That’s why it’s always best to avoid getting a DUI in the first place.
According to MADD, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. An underage, intoxicated driver is at fault in almost 25 percent of these collisions. In all, use of alcohol by teens accounts for nearly 4,700 deaths annually. That’s more deaths than are caused by use of any kind of illegal drug.
Partying is a Spring Break fixture, but your celebration doesn’t have to include alcohol. If it does, then it’s important to take steps to avoid being charged with a DUI. Most of these steps are simple. Consider hiring a limo or party bus to provide transportation. A taxi is always a reliable way of avoiding a DUI, and so is public transportation. Another sure way to protect yourself from a DUI arrest is by appointing a designated driver. This is a person who refrains from drinking alcohol throughout the entirety of the evening, which ensures a safe return for everyone. Some bars even offer free non-alcoholic beverages to the designated driver.
What Happens if I Do Get a DUI?
If you do get charged with a DUI while on Spring Break, it’s vital that you protect your rights by hiring a defense attorney. Doing so can minimize the consequences you face. A DUI conviction can mean paying significant fines and spending serious time in jail. Even worse, the fallout from a DUI conviction can follow you for years, making it difficult for you to pursue your preferred career path. With the help of a defense attorney, the charges against you may be reduced or dropped.
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