Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Boise Criminal Attorneys - Idaho DUI Lawyers (208) 472-2383

DUI During the Holidays
As a Boise Criminal Attorney, the Holidays often bring a flurry of calls from individuals charged with DUI. While it may sound obvious, there are many things that can lead to a DUI this time of year. Christmas parties, family celebrations and New Year revelry are all leading factors resulting in driving under the influence of alcohol. These aren't the only instigators, however.  As a Boise Divorce Attorney I see the toll that divorce and custody issues take on individuals during the holidays.  The stress associated with breaking up, coordinating visitation schedules and being alone during the holidays all effect the probability of ending up with a DUI.

Who Gets a DUI?
It is important to remember that law enforcement is aware of the increased use and abuse of alcohol this time of year.  They are on watch for individuals imbibing and driving.  Evidence of this is the recent DUI charge against Idaho Senator Mike Crapo.  Mr. Crapo is not unique in this holiday criminal charge.  Every day of every year I get calls into my criminal law office from individuals that have been charged with DUI and many many of those people say that they thought that they could drive and that they hadn't had that much to drink.  It is very likely that Senator Mike Crapo thought that same thing when he got behind the wheel and ended up blowing a .11 this week in Washington D.C.

Don't Let a Criminal Charge Ruin Your Fun
The Holidays are generally a happy time, but don't let a DUI ruin your celebration.  We should all be able to enjoy this time of year but make sure you have a designated driver, take a taxi or even walk.  Walking is great exercise and helps burn off the alcohol in your system, not to mention the extra calories consumed drinking.  Now that the Boise taxi companies have the ability to take debit and credit cards, there really is no excuse for not taking advantage of a sober driver.  If your holiday season is sad and lonely and if you are down in the dumps because of a divorce or custody battle and you are alone during this season, don't let yourself be taken down further by being charged with driving under the influence.  Instead of turning to alcohol, it is better to find someone to talk to.  It could be a family member, a member of the clergy, your divorce attorney or a counselor.  No one should suffer alone and those people are there to help you.  Don't let a DUI ruin the holidays for you or your family.

If you have been charged with a DUI or you have a family law issue and you need speak to a Boise Criminal Attorney or a Boise Divorce Attorney, please give us a call, (208) 472-2383.  You will be glad you did.


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