Cinco de Mayo: Watch Out for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the first time in five years, Cinco de Mayo falls on a weekend. This means that police officers are going to be out on patrol looking to pull over anyone that might have been celebrating with too many margaritas or tequila shots. Law enforcement, including highly trained DUI enforcement officers on the DeKalb Co. Star Team, know that Cinco de Mayo is a day for many to indulge in alcoholic drinks.

Officers usually see a rise in DUI arrests on Cinco de Mayo and that combined with it being on a Saturday night this year is a red flag for DUI enforcement. So if you are driving this weekend, expect police to be out full force. This may include roadblocks and random sobriety checkpoints and a higher that average number of patrol vehicles out, especially after dark.

If you do get stopped this weekend or anytime at a roadblock and are charged with a DUI, make sure you call an experienced DUI lawyer right away. Our attorneys can advise you what to do next. We can help you determine if the sobriety checkpoint was set-up according to legal protocol and if not, we can help you get your charges dropped.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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