New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting days of the year, full of parties with family and friends to kick-off the upcoming year. However — drivers traveling on the road during this time often drive under the influence. This not only makes driving on the holiday dangerous for them but for other drivers on the road as well.
If you’re headed out this New Year’s Eve, follow these tips from our attorneys at Jeff Gilbert Law Office for a safe holiday.
Plan a Party At Home
Bring the party to you and consider staying in! Invite only those who live close to your home so they can avoid unsafe driving conditions. Encourage friends and family who live farther away to carpool and designate a driver if there will be drinking involved.
Avoid Repeat Offenses
If you already have a record for a DUI or DWI in the state of Texas, getting a repeat offense can lead to jail time, hefty fines, and a possible felony charge. Consider taking a carpooling service such as Uber or Lyft, or even ask a friend to be your designated driver for the night.
Celebrating Without Alcohol
Instead of drinking alcohol, drink sparkling drinks, or fun non-alcoholic cocktails. This will allow you to still ring in the new year, but in a safe way so that you can drive home with peace of mind.
Be Aware of Weather Conditions
In addition to the risk of driving under the influence, cold weather conditions can make drivers even more disoriented and can potentially lead to car accidents. Before leaving home, watch the news or download a weather alert app to take precautions so you will know what to do if driving on the road becomes unsafe.
DUI/DWI Attorneys in Brazoria County
Defending a repeat offender who has a record and charged with a DUI or DWI is complex. Our attorney has 20 years of experience in criminal and is ready to defend your case aggressively.
Contact our team at Jeff Gilbert Law Office if you have any questions about first or repeat offenses.