Christmas is right around the corner and law enforcement agencies across the country are gearing up for one of their busiest times of year. According to BACtrack, a website dedicated to information regarding DUIs in the United States, the holiday weekend accounts for more than 400 traffic deaths each year. With thousands of additional drivers going to and from holiday gatherings, accidents and arrests can happen in an instant. At Joey Gilbert Law, we want you to be smart and think before you drive. Taking an extra hour to sober up can be critical and can help you avoid a dangerous or costly mistake with driving under the influence.
How to stay safe:
Calling a Lyft or a taxi.
Designating a sober driver.
Calling a friend or parent to drive you.
Planning with accommodations nearby.
With most businesses closed on Christmas, and people gathering back in their hometowns for the holidays, there is always lots of booze flowing and people not paying attention. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to be extra careful, especially here in Reno. If you did not already know, Reno is a popular drinking town with the third highest number of bars per capita in all of the United States. Of course, accidents happen and if you do end up on the wrong side of the law, Joey Gilbert always has your back.
While driving under the influence is certainly one of the most dangerous activities you could do this holiday season, it is definitely not the only danger. Winter weather and clogged roadways can increase the potential for accidents and injury. Even the safest driver can unfortunately end up in a fender bender or worse. While these situations can cause injuries, pain and, of course, stress, you can get back on the right track with assistance from Joey Gilbert Law. Having a strong legal team can give you the peace of mind to help recover from an accident and aid in getting you back to the things that matter like being with your family for the holidays.
Injured? Arrested for a DUI? Our Reno Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is vital to secure an experience legal team as soon as possible. If convicted, a DUI can lead to fines, a mandatory interlock breathalyzer and even loss of license in some cases. If you are Injured, the last thing on your mind is dealing with the legal repercussions. That is where Joey Gilbert can step in and let you deal with the more important matters like your health. At Joey Gilbert Law, we know exactly how a DUI charge can affect you and are eager to help. We love supporting our community and will happily stand in your corner, and fight for you.