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July 3, 2013
The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a very busy time for law enforcement. While most people are out celebrating America’s Independence, police and Florida Highway Patrol are out patrolling the streets setting up DUI checkpoints in an increased effort to arrest people for DUI.
The 4th is the No. 1 deadliest holiday throughout roads and highways across the country all because of intoxicated motorists. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that throughout the last quarter century, more than half of all fatal crashes on July 4th are attributed to drunk drivers.
Getting arrested for DUI is expensive. According to Insure.com, the latest figures indicate that the average DUI arrest where no one is injured and no property is damaged costs anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000. If someone is harmed or property is damaged, the costs only go up from there.
So, how can you avoid losing your freedom to a DUI arrest this Independence Day? The simple answer is to not combine both drinking and driving. However, if you do happen to be pulled over this holiday period for DUI there are a number of things that can help you avoid a DUI conviction.
While you may be unaware of this, the police departments throughout the state of Florida as well as the Florida Highway Patrol all increase their DUI enforcement over the Fourth of July holiday. If you are arrested for a July 4th DUI, this unfortunate experience can land you in county jail for the evening. The best thing you can do to help yourself is to familiarize yourself with your rights. A Florida DUI Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can make sure the police properly detained you and answer the following questions:
Despite the circumstances of your DUI arrest, A Florida DUI Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help guide you through this unpleasant ordeal. If you or someone you know is arrested this Fourth of July, please contact us as soon as possible at 866-608-5529. We can begin protecting you immediately!
From all of us at Whittel & Melton, have a safe and happy Fourth of July!