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Boston DUI Attorney Offers Tips for a Safe New Year

Boston DUI Attorney Offers Tips for a Safe New Year

While you might be determined to have a great time on New Year’s Eve, it’s important that you make wise decisions when it comes to consuming alcohol and driving. Nearly everybody wants to ring in the New Year in the same way: celebrating with friends, family, and a few celebratory drinks.

Boston, Massachusetts – January 1, 2015 – 2014 is quickly coming to an end, and many people are planning their New Year’s Eve celebration. However, before making any plans, consider having a plan in place in the event that you or your driver drank a little too much. As fun as sharing a few drinks and laughs is, remember that you’re going to need to get home, and the last thing you want to do is drive drunk.

“It’s unfortunate, but during the holidays many people often have too much to drink and decide to get behind the wheel. This lapse of judgment can greatly put you and others at risk,” says attorney Dianna L. Abdala.  Abdala, a criminal defense attorney in Boston offers the following tips to keep you out of the drunk tank this New Year’s Eve. 

  • Legal fees related to DUI can total anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000. You don’t want to spend this kind of cash, and have a DUI on your record when you can easily avoid getting arrested for driving under the influence. Fees can be much higher depending on prior offenses, and many repeat offenses come with mandatory jail time. However, a criminal defense attorney can help lower the fine and even keep you out of jail depending on certain circumstances and your past history.
  • You have to remember that there are others out on the road, and you can pose a serious risk to their safety. If you harm anyone while being drunk behind the wheel, you can be looking at prison time, and a felony conviction. This can all be avoided by having a designated driver in place.
  • During New Year’s, DUI enforcement is greatly ramped up, increasing the risk of being caught intoxicated behind the wheel.
  • Field sobriety tests are completely voluntary, but you do run a higher risk of being arrested if you object.
  • With the way current laws are constructed, even if you’ve only had small amounts of alcohol, your chances of being arrested are high. However, being arrested for DUI does not automatically result in loss of license or conviction. If you are arrested, the best bet is to retain a lawyer who specializes in DUI laws.
  • If you were arrested because you failed or refused a breath or chemical test, you still have defenses available. Your freedom and rights still deserve a defense, and a Boston criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Dianna L. Abdala is ready to represent you.

There are a lot of fun spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Boston, and it isn’t uncommon to indulge in a few alcoholic drinks to ring in the New Year. “Unfortunately, people make mistakes and don’t plan ahead, and then find themselves drunk behind the wheel.  We know mistakes happen, and don’t believe current circumstances should have to shape your future,” says Abdala.

About Boston Mass Defense

Dianna L. Abdala is a criminal defense attorney in Boston Massachusetts with a triumphant DUI defense track record. She has successfully defended DUI and OUI cases throughout Boston, by providing aggressive defense representation to every client. The Law Office of Dianna L. Abdala knows that good people are arrested every single day, and seeks to defend every case victoriously.

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