Be aware of sobriety checkpoints over Memorial Day weekend

At the Kosnett Law Firm, we are about celebrating good times with your family and friends. We also know that mishaps can occur on certain holidays and times of the year, especially when alcohol is involved. As such, we want you and other California residents to enjoy the upcoming summer holidays without worrying about DUI charges and the related complications.

You may already have your Memorial Day plans in place. Perhaps you are looking forward to a picnic with your best friends to remember those who served our country, as well as to celebrate a few months away from school. You may also have plans to visit a bar or two. There is nothing wrong with including alcohol in your festivities, but you should realize that law enforcement is also aware that Memorial Day is a prime time for drinking and driving.

In fact, warns CBS News, those who go out over the Memorial Day weekend are four times more likely to be in a fatal car accident than any other weekend of the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports an average of 312 fatal crashes each year on Memorial Day from 2011 to 2015. To address the risk of drunk driving accidents, law enforcement agencies across California will likely set up sobriety checkpoints.

You may reduce your chances of a DUI arrest by making safe choices regarding alcohol and driving over the upcoming weekend. However, as our page on DUI defense explains, you are entitled to a competent defense, regardless of the circumstances.

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