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5 Tips to Avoid a DUI on Valentine’s Day

5 Tips to Avoid a DUI on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to shower your significant other with the love and appreciation he or she deserves. Along with an intimate dinner in a nice restaurant, several gifts from one another, and a romantic ambiance, alcohol is typically also involved in the festivities. Sometimes, one or both parties have too much wine or an extra cocktail prior to heading home.

However, splurging on alcohol can result in a DUI. Additionally, Valentine’s Day falls upon President’s Day Weekend this year, which means police officers will be patrolling the streets in full force to deter drunk driving and arrest intoxicated motorists due since many Americans will have an extra day off.

The following are several tips to help you avoid getting a DUI and putting a significant damper on a romantic evening:

  1. Hire a private driver for the night – Whether it’s a limousine or a horse-drawn carriage, there is nothing more romantic (and quite extravagant) way to express your love by hiring a chauffeur for the night. For a more frugal option, you can request a ride from either Uber or Lyft. Since no one has to drive, you can enjoy your favorite beverages without worrying about getting home.
  2. Book a room at a hotel – To avoid driving back home after dinner, why not stay at a hotel. Once you check in, you can enjoy your night before returning to your room.
  3. Have dinner at home – You can still have a romantic evening in the comfort of your own home. If you have children, perhaps ask relatives or close friends to watch over them for the evening. To make the experience particularly unique, you could hire a chef to prepare the meal. After drinking, you could just go straight to your own bed.
  4. Celebrate another day – Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants throughout the country. To avoid traffic, long wait times, and even drunk drivers, you could celebrate the occasion on a different day. You could even schedule it after the weekend since it’s a holiday.
  5. Do not consume alcohol – You can’t get arrested for drunk driving if you don’t consume alcohol. This could also be an opportunity to be completely in the moment with your partner.

If you happen to get arrested for a DUI, it is imperative to contact a lawyer to give yourself the best chance to get your charges dropped or penalties reduced. Our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC, are committed to fighting for your freedom and future in court.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation for more information today.

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