Statisticians like to keep track of most everything. Rushing yards in a football game, the number of home runs by a baseball player, voting trends, and the average number of pounds of food a person consumes in a year are examples of things that are tracked. Crime rates are also reported and used for different purposes, such as where the safest neighborhood is or the likelihood you will be a victim of a crime. These statistics relate to specific events and time periods, and is a trend that can be seen in criminal law matters such as DUI’s.
Certain times of the year lend themselves to a greater possibility of being pulled over and charged for DUI. Remember, a DUI is governed by statute and you will be charged with DUI if your BAC is greater than 0.08%. The most common times for DUI stops include:
● Holidays, such as the 4th of July, Labor Day, and New Year’s Eve.
● The summer months bring more tourists to the state, and can also mean an increase in DUI arrests.
● Spring Break is typically a time where the chances of being pulled over and charged with DUI are high.
● Just prior to the state of summer, at the end of May when graduations occur, is also popular time for authorities to be on the lookout for incidents of driving under the influence.
If your plans for any of these occasions include having a few drinks with friends or family, be vigilant when driving. A designated driver is the best option, or you can call a taxi or other service for a safe ride to your destination. Given the legal limit is relatively low, it is possible to be charged with DUI even after just a few champagne toasts at a wedding reception, or a glass of wine at dinner. But, if you are charged with DUI the best thing you can do is partner with an experienced criminal defense attorney for help. You must act fast to preserve your driving privileges and protect your reputation.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, contact a qualified criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free consultation and we work with you to reach results that fit your case. We tailor our defense of your case to fit the specific facts of your case.