Fresno DUI Attorney: Have Fun This Season, But Avoid Drinking And Driving

Feb 03, 2016

When many people think about drinking alcohol and winter weather, they usually think about holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve. However, during all the cold months, people find various reasons to drink.

From parties at the office to the Super Bowl, there are plenty of opportunities for someone to drink and drive, without really thinking about what is going on.

This is the reason why there are so many officers on the highways during the times they think alcohol use will be at a high level. It is a serious crime to operate any type of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This includes any type of medication that has been prescribed by a doctor or any over-the-counter medication.

Driving under the influence can have serious consequences that will impact your life in various ways. Many people believe that a DUI will only be a traffic violation, but a DUI is certainly a criminal offense that can result in you spending time in jail.

As a DUI attorney, I want to provide you with some tips on drinking and the impact of driving under the influence:

  • If you want to avoid getting caught drinking and driving, you should not do it at all.
  • If you are attending an office event or party where you know there will be alcohol, pay attention to how much you are drinking. 
  • When there is a big event going on in your town or neighborhood, pay attention to where the checkpoints may be. 
  • Always have a plan if you do plan on drinking. Call a friend or a cab to take you home.

If you are facing a DUI charge, you should not brush it off and think it is no big deal. Contact us for a consultation or additional information on what your next steps should be.

Category: DUI Decisions

Michael Mitchell


Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.