Drunk driving is handled very seriously, especially during holidays when the rates of these accidents skyrocket on the roadways. Unfortunately, many people will get behind the wheel impaired on Halloween night when children are enjoying trick or treating and adults are attending festivities. This can lead to an increased chance of a motor vehicle or pedestrian-related accident that could end in fatalities. This is why many states are partaking in an initiative known as Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. In California, law enforcement is hopeful that this initiative will lower the amount of drunk driving accidents that take place on nights like Halloween.
If you or someone you know has participated in drunk driving, there are very serious penalties that they will discover after receiving charges. For instance, here are some of the most common:
- License suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles after it has been shown that you were driving with a BAC of .08% or more
- Mandatory jail time for the DUI conviction
- Hundreds of dollars in fines for even a first offense
The only way to prevent this from happening to you? Follow some of the safety tips we have provided to you. Call us today if you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and need the help of an experienced defense attorney.