Why Are DWI Arrests Highest During the Holidays?

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How to Avoid a Holiday DWI

The holidays are a great time to get together with loved ones and celebrate the reason for the season — and often, many gatherings involve drinking. With the rise of parties and celebrations comes the risk of a driver being pulled over for a DWI charge.

Keep reading to learn why these chargers are more common this holiday season, as well as hiring a trusted and experienced DWI attorney can make the difference in your case.

Why Are Holiday DWIs More Likely This Year?

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are all common drinking holidays — and police officers know this. To keep their communities safe, police officers typically spend more time looking for signs of drunk driving. This is why DWIs are more common during the holiday season.

Additionally, COVID-19 has forced many to opt-out of using rideshare options (such as Uber and Lyft) to avoid the risk of contracting the virus. This means that those who choose to gather with loved ones this holiday season will likely choose to drive to and from their festivities to stay safe. However, choosing to drink and drive puts them at risk of endangering themselves as well as being pulled over.

Staying Safe on the Road

To avoid drinking and driving and the chance of a DWI altogether, it’s best to arrange a ride ahead of time before heading out for festivities. Alternatively, you may decide to stay the night wherever you’re celebrating. This will allow you to celebrate and stay safe at the same time.

What to Do if Faced With a DWI This Season

Though some drivers may attempt to wait until it’s safe to drive after drinking, they still may be pulled over and charged with a DWI. If you’re charged this holiday season, an experienced DWI attorney can help fight to reduce your penalties. DWI charges can result in heavy fines and even loss of your license, so it’s crucial to hire an attorney that’s dedicated to your case.

Expert DWI Attorneys in Saint Paul

With our winning tradition at Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, we understand the importance of having excellent representation, which is why our team will explore every legal option and exhaust our resources to work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more. (651) 413-9004

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