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Avoid a DUI Arrest by Planning to Get Home Safely

Are you worried about getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after a night out with friends and family? Even if you have just one drink, you could be placed in handcuffs for drunk driving. The best way to make certain you do not get DUI charges filed against you is planning a way to get home safely at the end of the night. Not only will you be protecting yourself from legal trouble, but you will also help prevent physical harm in an accident.

If you find yourself out and unable to safely drive home, consider these three options:

  • Taxis: Never forget the age-old service taxi cabs offer. Big cities will probably have plenty of options for a taxi, but even a small town likely has one or two yellow cars standing by at all hours. You will definitely appreciate the cost of a taxi over the cost of a DUI arrest, or a drunk driving accident.
  • Ubers: Of course, taxis are being overshadowed by ridesharing services lately. In fact, look at your smartphone’s list of apps. You might have Uber or Lyft preinstalled on your phone, placed there by your service provider for the express purpose of helping people avoid drinking and driving. Like a taxi, ridesharing services are typically inexpensive and definitely less costly than a DUI.
  • Hints: Bartenders and servers see people inadvertently have “one too many” all the time. For that reason, most establishments that serve alcohol are aware of local services that can take people home free-of-charge. Ask your server or bartender if they know of any such service if you cannot get home on your own but do not have money for a cab.

Your Trusted Santa Rosa DUI Attorney – (707) 418-5352

At the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C., we are here to help you fight DUI charges if you get arrested for getting behind the wheel after having an alcoholic drink away from home. We have even encountered cases where someone is charged for a DUI despite being entirely sober. No matter the details of your arrest, you have rights and we are steadfast in defending and upholding them, as we have been doing for more than a decade.

Get a free case review by contacting our Santa Rosa DUI defense lawyer today.