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The holiday season guarantees more of two things each year: car accidents
and highway DUI
sobriety checkpoints. Not surprisingly, the two are related. Police set up more traffic stops
to catch anyone who might be a hazard to others on the road, and motorists
who lose track of their eggnog hit the streets in large numbers.
While it is inarguably good to prevent car accidents, there is an arguable
downside to increased checkpoints along major highways. Namely, police
are more likely to make arrests based on their discretion, rather than
hard evidence, because they are subconsciously assuming that more people
than usual will be dangerously intoxicated behind the wheel. This is possibly
one of the reason why
driving under the influence charges spike in November and December.
To avoid being handcuffed while at a holiday DUI checkpoint due to an overzealous
officer, keep these hints in mind:
Of course, all the best laid plans cannot guarantee that you won’t
be arrested for a DUI and hit with serious criminal charges. If you do
find yourself in legal trouble,
contact Tidwell Law Group, LLC at your first opportunity by dialing
205.800.8596. Our Birmingham DUI attorney can hear your case during an
initial consultation and recommend what you do next to protect your rights and driving privilege.