Protect Yourself and Others from a DUI Charge This Holiday Season
By Zachary Mushkatel on December 20, 2013
The holiday season offers a vast array of choices when it comes to celebrations and parties. No matter which holidays you prefer to celebrate, chances are that you have family, friends or co-workers who are hosting one or more events. When alcohol is served, you may decide to have a drink or two, but it is wise to avoid getting behind the wheel if you do consume any alcohol.
Every winter, many Arizonans find themselves facing an arrest or charge for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Although an arrest or charge does not mean you are necessarily guilty, serious consequences may result that impact your life.
To avoid becoming a DUI arrest statistic this holiday season, consider the following tips:
- Know how you are getting home before you go out. Pair up with a designated driver, take a cab or public transportation or plan to walk. These safeguards assist in assuring that you get home safely. Thank your designated driver with a meal, a steady supply of his or her preferred non-alcoholic beverage or an offer to pay for gas. This can only encourage your driver and others to take on the responsibility of getting everyone home safe in the future.
- Program the phone numbers of several local cab companies into your cell phone. This may assist in obtaining a ride when you or someone else needs assistance in transportation.
If you or someone you care for faces a drunk driving or other criminal charge this holiday season, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Arizona DUI defense attorneys at Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. We will fight to protect your legal rights as we vigorously pursue the best possible outcome in your case. For a free and confidential case evaluation, contact us today at (623) 889-0691.
Zachary Mushkatel is an Arizona native who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2001 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004. After serving as a public defender, he entered into private practice and, ultimately, joined forces with Mathis Becker to form the law firm known today as Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC. In addition to criminal law, Mushkatel practices civil litigation, with a focus on estate litigation and personal injury cases. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce and Sun Valley Lodge, and he is an executive officer and member of the Board of Directors for the West Maricopa County Bar Association.