The holidays are a time for celebrating. And while there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the festivities, you can overdo it. It’s no surprise that the chances of getting a DUI charge increases during this time of year. Cristin Uricchio, Uricchio Law Firm’s DUI attorney in Charleston, SC, has some important information to share about holiday DUI charges:
- Don’t drink and drive – The best way to avoid a DUI charge is to never drink and drive. We care about the safety of everyone on the road and want to help you avoid an auto accident. Have a designated driver for your holiday parties or call a cab or ride-sharing service.
- Know your state’s legal limit – Every state has different blood alcohol concentration laws. In South Carolina, the legal limit is a BAC of 0.08%. The limit for drivers of a commercial or business vehicle is a BAC of 0.04%.
- Understand your state’s laws – Understand all of your state’s laws regarding alcohol and vehicle operation, including sobriety tests. If you’re visiting another state, make sure to learn their specific alcohol laws, too.
- If you’re pulled over – If you’re pulled over, be respectful to the officer. Know what the consequences are if you do (or don’t) comply with the officer’s request for a sobriety test.