Halloween might be on a Monday this year, but that doesn’t mean people won’t be celebrating on the weekend leading up to it. According to the New York State website, Governor Cuomo cracked down on impaired drivers last Halloween, and you can bet that this year will be no different.
If you wind up facing DWI charges after a Halloween party, contact Darren DeUrso, Attorney at Law. You might think that fighting the charges is pointless, but there is a defense that applies to most cases.
Depending on the facts surrounding your arrest, it may be possible to get the charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether. Call 914-772-8614 to schedule a consultation with a White Plains criminal attorney.
Read on to learn five tips to help you avoid DWI charges on Halloween:
- Limit yourself to one drink.
Once you start drinking, it’s easy to underestimate just how much you have had. If you plan to go out with friends, tell yourself you will only have one drink before you start drinking, and then stick to that limit.
There are a lot of children running around outside on Halloween night. If you have more than one drink, you may not necessarily be over the legal limit, but you will have compromised your ability to drive safely.
- Stay away from drugs.
Some people reason that it is safer to drive under the influence of certain drugs than it is to drive under the influence of alcohol. However, substituting drugs for alcohol so you can still have a good time as the designated driver is incredibly dangerous, and you could still face DWAI-drug charges for doing so.
- Do not wear a mask while driving.
Even if you do not feel intoxicated, police could pull you over for signs of drunk driving if you are swerving or driving erratically because your costume limits your vision. Ultimately, you do not want to give police any reason to pull you over. If that means you have to ditch the costume en route, so be it.
- Designate a sober driver before you start drinking.
If you are going out with a group of friends, choose a designated driver before the festivities begin. If you wait too long, all of your friends might consume too much alcohol. Consider setting up a rotating designated driver schedule so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the holidays safely.
- Take alternative transportation.
Ride-share apps like Uber and Lyft make it easier than ever to get where you need to go for an affordable rate. If no one can agree on a designated driver, call a taxi or use a ride-share service.
If police charge you with DWI over the holiday weekend, contact Darren DeUrso, Attorney at Law. As your DWI lawyer in White Plains, Mr. DeUrso will investigate your arrest and aggressively represent your interests. Call 914-772-8614 today to schedule a consultation.