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Staying Safe On The Roads During The Holiday Season

Updated: Aug 11, 2022



If you are out and about doing any last minute Christmas shopping or coming home from a New Years party, be careful on the roads. There is a stronger possibility of encountering drunk drivers on the road at these times and that can result in fatalities. It's best to avoid traveling on the roads at night if at all possible during these holidays. We can still enjoy ourselves and our time with friends and family, we just need to be careful out there.


This is a very busy time of year for everybody. Along with all the shopping and celebration, there are also many gatherings and parties. If you are drinking at these parties, make sure that you have a safe and secure way to get back home. DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Appoint a designated driver or have somebody that you know and trust who can come and pick you up. All over the country there is a major spike in DUI arrests and fatalities on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. It is a growing concern for law enforcement everywhere and because of that there are more police patrolling at this time to prevent fatalities.


If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, it is important that your rights are still protected. You are entitled to a fair trial. Of course, the most ideal option is to avoid drinking and driving in the first place, but mistakes happen. When those mistakes happen, our team at Wilkerson Law Group is here to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are given a fair trial.


A good strategy to fighting a DUI is to look for weaknesses on the side of the prosecution and exploit those weaknesses. This is important because many of those weaknesses can be based on an unfair trial or even a violation of your fourth amendment right. There are many areas to look to find weaknesses. A good attorney should make it a point to examine the following:

  • Police body camera footage

  • Whether the initial stop was lawful

  • If the field sobriety tests were administered correctly

  • If blood alcohol tests were administered correctly if at all

Remember that you don't have to prove anything. The burden of proof rests on the prosecutor. Quite often prosecutors and officers will make mistakes and that can result in you not being found guilty.


Do everything possible to avoid drinking and driving this season. Do your part to help prevent other people from drinking and driving as well. Be careful on the roads as there are many drunk drivers out there. If you have been charged with a DUI contact Wilkerson Law Group and we will be happy to see how we can help.

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