The holiday season is upon us and for many that means holiday parties to attend where alcohol is consumed. The majority of partygoers will have a handle on their alcohol consumption and make prior plans for safe transportation in the event that they do drink too much to drive safely. Unfortunately for some, their judgement may become clouded, and they may drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. They may find themselves being pulled over by law enforcement and charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or a DWI (driving while intoxicated). If this happens to you, you’ll need an experienced criminal defense attorney to take on your case.
New Year’s Eve is the most popular holiday in the United States for DUIs and DWIs. According to the National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), in the course of one year, over one million people are arrested for driving while intoxicated. They estimate that at least 40% of traffic deaths are alcohol related.
Your criminal defense attorney should be well versed in the effects of alcohol. Alcohol use has been cited in the majority of violent crime reported on college campuses, including rape and assault. The NCADD estimates that number to be around 95% of incidences. The same can be said for domestic violence against a spouse or a child, with alcohol use being a factor in 55% to 65% of cases.
If you are over the legal drinking age of 21, then you have the right to drink alcohol. At Beaver Law Firm, we hope that this holiday season you will drink responsibly in order to protect your life and the lives of those around you. As criminal defense attorneys, our responsibility is to educate first and defend second.
Should you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney, we are here for you. One of our many legal specialities is criminal law. The criminal defense attorney at Beaver Law Firm believes that everyone has a right to a fair trial according to our nation’s constitution, and we will fight to make sure you get just that. Whether your case involves a DUI, drug related offense, or a violent crime charge, we have a criminal defense attorney who will guide you through the legal process, including knowing your legal rights. For the best possible legal representation and a criminal defense attorney that cares about you and your case, contact the Beaver Law Firm at (919) 578-8551.
We wish you a safe and happy holidays!