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Avoid an Arizona DUI Over the Holidays by Planning Ahead

By Zachary Mushkatel on


The holidays mean parties and other events to a lot of people, but holidays also come with increased driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) police patrols and sobriety checkpoints, which lead to an increased chance of a DUI arrest or charge. Even an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving carries consequences, so it’s important to protect yourself during this holiday season.

One of the best ways to protect yourself against an Arizona drunk driving charge this holiday season is to plan ahead. If you’re going out, make sure you know how you’re getting home before you leave your house. A designated driver, a cab, public transportation, or even walking could be your saving grace from an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

To help others avoid DUI charges of their own, consider saving the phone numbers of local cab companies in your cell phone. If you see someone who probably shouldn’t be driving, use the numbers to call him or her a sober ride home. This is also a good method to use if you’re not sure where the night will take you, or if you can’t be certain your designated driver will be ready to leave when you are.

Finally, if you have a designated driver, make sure he or she knows how much you appreciate his or her help. Offer to buy your driver’s favorite non-alcoholic beverage or dinner or cover the cost of a tank of gas.

If you’re facing an Arizona DUI charge, you need an aggressive defense to protect your legal rights and fight for the best possible outcome, and at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, our skilled Phoenix DUI defense attorneys can help you present the defense you need. For a confidential consultation, call us today at (623) 889-0691.